Comedian Sarah Silverman here for Pride month


Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 1:50 p.m.

Actor and comedian Sarah Silverman will speak at the University of Florida on Monday as part of Pride Awareness Month at UF.

Silverman, best known for her Comedy Central television series “The Sarah Silverman Program,” is an outspoken gay rights activist. Accent Speakers Bureau, Pride Awareness Month and Student Government Productions are sponsoring the event, according to a press release.

The event is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. on Monday at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and comedian Kyle Dunnigan will open the performance. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available for UF students to pick up with their Gator 1 IDs beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday. If any tickets are left over, they will be distributed to the general public at 7 p.m. on Monday, before the performance.

Organizers do not anticipate having leftover tickets, though, according to the release. All tickets are free.

Silverman will be paid $50,000 — $30,000 from Accent, $10,000 from Pride Awareness Month and $10,000 from Student Government Productions, said Lisa Jardim, director of press relations for Accent.

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