• Sarah Silverman Admits She Made Up a Wage-Gap Lie, Then Calls Critics ‘Maniacs’

    Comedian Sarah Silverman recently lied about getting paid less money for a set at the New York Comedy Club because of gender discrimination, and now she admits she made up her wage-gap story.

    Silverman, in a discrimination-activism video for Levo League, said she was paid less than her friend Todd Barry, despite having identical slots. She even went so far as to call out the specific employer by name.

    The comedy club owner subsequently lashed back explaining that she was paid less because she wasn’t booked to perform that night, not because she was a women.

    “It was a GUEST SPOT, so I gave you some car fare, which actually is more than almost any club would have given for a GUEST Spot,” wrote Martin on the Facebook page for the Broadway Comedy Club, which he currently owns. “Funny how in your attempt to become a super hero with a noble cause, you forgot that little fact.”

    Silverman admitted, through a statement to Salon, that the story she told about wage discrimination was a lie and said people who might consider her lie a reason to question the movement she was supporting were “maniacs.”

    “My regret is that I mentioned Al by name- it should have been a nameless, faceless anecdote,” she said, “and [Martin] has always been lovely to me.

    (That’s a great way treat someone that has “always been lovely” to you.)

    “This is also HARDLY an example of the wage gap and can only do that very true reality a terrible disservice if I were trying to make it one. When I was interviewed by Levo, they asked me ‘Do you remember a time you were paid less for the same job’ and this story, being just that, popped into my head,” she continued. “To the maniacs who want to use this as a chit against women’s issues, I ask that you please don’t because that would be super sh***y.”

    Silverman didn’t even acknowledge that she did a “disservice” to the movement by telling a false story, only thing she explicitly said she regrets is getting caught.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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