Sarah Silverman defends Kathy Griffin’s bloody Trump photo at ‘A Speck of Dust’ Netflix Emmy FYSEE event

Sarah Silverman appeared at Netflix’s Emmy FYSEE space in Beverly Hills to promote her stand-up special “A Speck of Dust,” but she made political waves when she seemingly stood up for Kathy Griffin‘s controversial photo that depicted the comedian holding Donald Trump‘s bloody head. “Kathy is a singular voice,” Silverman declared to a packed crowd of fans and Emmy voters. “She’s really funny, and it won’t be news tomorrow. Kathy is a prolific storyteller. That’s part of who she is.”

Silverman’s Q&A was part of Netflix’s month-long Emmy celebration to showcase its dozens of dramas, comedies and specials. Gold Derby has reported on many FYSEE events over the past few weeks including Netflix’s massive kickoff party, their evening with Kevin Spacey to promote “House of Cards,” their panel for “One Day at a Time,” and their “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” showcase.

Now streaming on Netflix, “A Speck of Dust” is the network’s latest stand-up special from an A-list comedian, following recent outings from Dave Chappelle, Tracy Morgan and Amy Schumer, among others. After the one-on-one panel, there was a fun reception for fans and TV academy members with an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a sandwich buffet.

Silverman is no stranger to the Emmy Awards, with two trophies to her name so far: Best Variety Writing for “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles” (2014) and Best Music and Lyrics for “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” from “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2008). She also has a pair nominations for her acting: Best Comedy Actress for “The Sarah Silverman Program” (2009) and Best Comedy Guest Actress for “Monk” (2008).

Netflix’s colossal FYSEE experience has highlighted many of their major Emmy contenders for this awards cycle. Dozens of props, costumes and more are showcased throughout the 24,000-square-foot space, including a life-size “House of Cards,” a “Stranger Things” room with prop bicycles, an “Orange is the New Black” wall with real oranges, an “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” rotating wardrobe, and “The Crown’s” titular crown, costumes and dishware.

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