Hulu Picks Up Sarah Silverman Political Variety Show, ‘I Love You, America’

The comedian has been outspoken about politics throughout the 2016 presidential election

Last Updated: March 27, 2017 @ 1:36 PM

Comedian Sarah Silverman has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order on Hulu for her upcoming show “I Love You, America,” the streaming service confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

Hulu picked up the weekly, half-hour variety and sketch show, which will depict Silverman talking about the current political landscape in the U.S.

Silverman has been outspoken about politics throughout the 2016 presidential election. She was an avid supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination before backing Hillary Clinton in the main election. She spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to convince Sanders supporters to back Clinton.

She was blunt to Sanders supporters who were hesitant, or refused, to back the former New York Senator and First Lady. “To the Bernie or bust people, you’re being ridiculous,” she said.

In addition to calling out Bernie supporters, she was also critical about Donald Trump’s penchant for name-calling.

“That stuff is for third graders,” she said. “It’s like major arrested development stuff. That’s like ‘I’m still emotionally four and calling people names from my gold-encrusted sandbox because I was given money instead of human touch or coping tools.'”

In “I Love You, America,” Silverman will be continuing to speak about her political ideals, but will be doing it with others, paying attention to those who might not share her beliefs. Silverman said it was more crucial in today’s current political climate to experience all points of view, including those that might be on the other side of the political spectrum.

The actress will be partnering with Funny or Die for the show. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay — two of the founders of Funny or Die — and Amy Zvi will serve as executive producers, along with Silverman.

This news comes just over a month after the announcement of her new stand up special, which is set to air May 30.

There is no release date yet for the Hulu show.