Sarah Silverman: Jimmy Kimmel Loved Me -- and My Big "Thighs"
UsMagazine.com recently caught up with Sarah Silverman, 39, who just debuted her third season of The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central.
US: What can we expect from the new season? The characters are so well-defined this season -- and a lot happens! My sister and I have competing Holocaust memorials (Laura's, respectful with a monument made of recovered Nazi gold; mine, with one of those flying money booths and a sexy Hitler dunk-tank). My imaginary friend from childhood (Andy Samberg) also comes back all grown up. And we have lots of fun guest stars -- Ed Asner, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Bradley Whitford, Billy Crudup, Maria Bamford. It's our favorite season yet for sure.
US: You're not shy about pushing the envelope. Are you ever afraid you'll offend someone too much? We never set out to offend anyone. We are just writing what makes us laugh. Once it's out there, it's not for us to say how people will infer it. There's no way to keep from offending anyone - people are offended by stuff based on the events and experiences of their own individual lives, you know? It would be paralyzing. In my opinion, second-guessing your audience is a comedy killer.
US: You've said you met your new boyfriend [writer Alec Sulkin] over Twitter. Any downsides to meeting people that way? I don't know. I only had this one experience, and we had met before throughout the years. He wasn't a total stranger.
US: You recently made some comments about exes that seemed to take aim about Jimmy. What’s your relationship with him like now? I'm actually glad you asked because this week has been ridiculous -- Jimmy and I are friends! I said that this new guy was super skinny and people reported that I called Jimmy fat - Jimmy's perfect! I said that this new guy says sweet things and all of a sudden the news is that Jimmy never told me I was pretty! Give me a break! The gossip blogs are putting a strain on a real nice post-relationship relationship I have going with one Mr. Jimmy Kimmel, who loved me even when my thighs were at their biggest.