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Comedian Sarah Silverman performing at UF for Pride Awareness Month


Comedian, actress and devoted LGBTQ rights advocate Sarah Silverman will perform at the University of Florida on April 22 at 8 p.m. in the Curtis M. Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Silverman will be hosted as an ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau and Pride Awareness Month (PAM) guest speaker.

“I’m hoping that through her comedy she’ll focus on LGBTQ issues,” said Shawn Janetzke, current PAM marketing director and 2014 PAM director. “When you have allies like her, people listen. Hopefully this event attracts people who wouldn’t normally attend a Pride Awareness Month event.”

Students may pick up tickets at the Phillips Center box office beginning at noon on Friday with a Gator 1 card. Only one ticket will issued per person, and students are encouraged to arrive early to ensure tickets.

If tickets remain, they will be distributed to the general public beginning at 7 p.m. the day of the performance. It is expected that tickets will be unavailable for the general public, due to high student demand.  Within an hour of the event being released on Facebook, more than 250 students responded they would attend. ACCENT’s Facebook page and Twitter will be updating regarding ticket availability.

Silverman  is a Best Actress Emmy nominee for “The Sarah Silverman Program.” She recently starred in Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” and the Sarah Polley drama “Take This Waltz.” Silverman is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee,” and is beginning production in Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”

The show will begin with an opening act by comedian Kyle Dunnigan.

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