Apr 17, 2015 12:17 PM
NH's Sarah Silverman apologizes to comedy club owner for story claiming wage gap
In an interview posted on April 6 by the Levo League, a career advice website for women, Silverman spoke about equal pay between genders for the #EqualPayDay campaign.
In the video, she stated that Broadway Comedy Club founder and owner Al Martin paid her $10 for a 15-minute stand-up set and a male comedian, Todd Barry, $60 for the same time slot.
Martin responded to the video by posting his own saying that Silverman attempted to slander him.
He claims that back in 2002 Silverman was a guest performer in his club while her male colleague happened to be booked in advance-causing their pay to be significantly different.
Martin said he never asked Silverman to perform that night, but if he did, he would've paid her "what the other comics were getting paid on the show," adding, "It's not a gender gap...but at the time, it was a talent gap."
Silverman said she regrets using Martin's name but told the story how she remembered it.
"To Al, I truly am sorry to bring you into this as you employ women and pay them the same as the men, I'm sure," Silverman states.
Martin said in another Facebook post published this week that he "fully accepts" her apology.
Here is the video of Silverman's interview with Levo: