Pop Quiz: Sarah Silverman

Aidin Vaziri | Sarah Silverman doesn’t have time to talk on the phone, but she was more than willing to answer a few questions for us via e-mail as long as they didn’t concern her ex, Jimmy Kimmel, or having intercourse with Matt Damon. Fair enough. Most famous for her musical Comedy Central series and the 2005 film “Jesus Is Magic,” she has become known as the pretty girl capable of delivering side-splittingly ugly jokes: (Close-to-fit-for-print sample: “I’ll tell you why we make fun of midgets: We’re not afraid of them.”) People are still talking about her foulmouthed star turn alongside a slew of veteran comedians in “The Aristocrats.”

Sarah Silverman
Q: When people in the audience yell, “Take off your shirt!” why don’t you take off your shirt?
A: Because I’m an -hole?
Q: Why are comedians usually the most sad, messed-up people when they’re not onstage?
A: I don’t know, but it’s true. I think I’m different because I want to be happy, and I am happy a lot of the time. I don’t romanticize the comic’s life. I will always at least try to be happy.
Q: Why do you like touching your butt so much?
A: Just making sure it’s still there.
Q: Are you scared of turning 40?
A: I have three years to work up the courage.
Q: Where can you possibly go next after a joke like, “I was raped by a doctor. Which is so bittersweet for a Jewish girl”?
A: Lots of places. But thank you for thinking that joke was that great. Or f- you for implying I will now plateau. Continue reading.


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