Silverman Mocks Michael Bay During CES Show

by Zach Seemayer 8:15 PM PST, January 07, 2014
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Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, known for her hilarious, envelope-pushing sense of humor, spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show, a technology convention held in Las Vegas every year, and took a jab at director Michael Bay.

Silverman participated in a demonstration by Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers, in which Chambers presented his idea of The Internet of Everything, a vision of the future where all technology is digitally connected.

During the show, Silverman poked fun at Michael Bay's recent embarrassing misstep by pretending to misread a teleprompter, then saying, "I don't want to Michael Bay this thing," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Yesterday, Bay made headlines when he abruptly stormed off stage during a CES presentation of Samsung's new 105-inch Ultra HD television. Reportedly, the teleprompter malfunctioned, leaving Bay and his co-presenter, Samsung exec John Stinziano, without a script. They tried to "wing it," as Bay said during the mishap, but it proved too much for the director and he left the stage.

Later, Bay released a statement on his website explaining what happened. "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES. I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP's intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down -- then I walked off. I guess live shows aren't my thing."