Interview with Sarah Silverman

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

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

  • Do you have a favorite joke from the special?

  • Not really. I love them all like stepchildren.

  • Did any audience reaction surprise you?

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Nope.

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

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

  • When did you first realize you were funny?

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

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

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

  • How would you describe your sense of humor?

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

  • Who is your ideal audience member?

  • 5'9" 170 pounds.

  • Who's your comedic idol?

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

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

  • I�was talking with Kyle Dunnigan this morning.