Since your act can be so inappropriate, do people come up to you and say really inappropriate things?
Oh yeah. I can’t tell you how many times. People will think I’m disgusting! They talk to me and tell me the grossest things, and I know it’s because they think I’ll like it, so I’m forced to, like, swallow my disgust and go like “oh, ha ha ha ha, yeah, that’s great.” And it’s like “ew! I’m a lady!” Like every time I do press it’s like [in faux-intimidating voice] “potty-mouth Sarah Silverman” and I just don’t think of myself that way at all! I understand that I am clearly creating this, but, I don’t know, I don’t think of myself as dirty. I am, I guess, but I don’t think of that.
Somebody on Twitter sent me a picture from atextbook, like in Texas or something, a real textbook. And on the page – this must be for kids! – it’s describing the two meanings of “offensive.” And one is a football player, like, on the offense, and then one isme! Like it’s nationwide common knowledge that I’moffensive! You’re teaching kids that I’m the definition of offensive? Show a picture of like, the Real Housewives of wherever. That’s offensive. That’s unacceptable behavior for women.
I think I’m great for women. I think I’m a better role model for little girls than white-wine-drunk housewives being [bleep]-y to each other. Or the behavior ofgrownupsjudging people for who theylove. What’s more offensive? Or old white men telling women what to do with their vaginas. Topeka, Kansas just made it legal to beat your wife! It’s like we’re really scarily plummeting into the ’50s. If the ’70s could see us now, they’d be horrified…
I hate to be “us and them” about it because I want to feel like everyone on both sides of this very divided country wants the same things and loves their families. But the right is just motivating people with fear, and I think that’s just such a negative, scary, dangerous thing. Women just got like a little too independent and powerful [for them]. Just the notion that your employer can decide if he wants to cover your birth control or not? I guess we live in a Christian country. These people who are so protective of the Constitution, it’s really bizarre. I find them pointing fingers at people at things that they are doing.
Oh my god, I’ve torpedoed this! I get so political, and I get so charged and not funny! That’s why I don’t talk politics in my act because I think I would lose sight of comedy. Don’t worry! It’ll be dick jokes and vagina jokes! I’ll keep it simple, just stuff that I can laugh at and isn’t terrifying. I’m so sorry I keep bringing up [politics].
I interviewed Sarah Silverman, and she fucking rules. Seriously probably the least awkward interview I’ve ever done and just an all around awesome person.