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Interview with Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

HBO

Why did you decide on a smaller venue for this special?

Sarah Silverman

I wanted the feel of an intimate room, a space that was lo-fi and straightforward.

HBO

Do you have a favorite joke from the special?

Sarah Silverman

Not really. I love them all like stepchildren.

HBO

Did any audience reaction surprise you?

Sarah Silverman

It's always this back and forth.They react to me, and then I react to them. I guess like life. If life was everyone stares at you and you have a microphone... Sorry, that's a shitty analogy.

HBO

What's the biggest difference between your stage persona and you as a person off stage?

Sarah Silverman

There is less and less of a difference these days. I'm not saying the opposite of how I really feel like I once did.

HBO

Do you worry about how your audience will react to jokes about controversial topics?

Sarah Silverman

Nope.

HBO

What was the process for the song Diva, which ends the special?

Sarah Silverman

I said the basic sentiment on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' once and thought it would make a good song.

HBO

When did you first realize you were funny?

Sarah Silverman

I was three years old and swore. All the grown-ups laughed.

HBO

If you werent in comedy, what would you be doing?

Sarah Silverman

I'd be working with primates, Dian Fossey-style, or teaching elementary school.

HBO

How would you describe your sense of humor?

Sarah Silverman

I wouldn't. There's nothing worse than comedians describing their comedy.

HBO

Who is your ideal audience member?

Sarah Silverman

5'9" 170 pounds.

HBO

Who's your comedic idol?

Sarah Silverman

Woody Allen, Joan Rivers, Ruth Gordon, Albert Brooks and Garry Shandling.

HBO

When was the last time that you actually laughed out loud?

Sarah Silverman

I was talking with Kyle Dunnigan this morning.

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles

Premieres Saturday, Nov. 23

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