10 Questions: Sarah Silverman
The unapologetic comedienne dishes about the return of her show and a few of her favorite things
Season two of "The Sarah Silverman Program" premieres Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 p.m./9:30c on Comedy Central. (Comedy Central/Rhet Bear)
With the second season of her Comedy Central show, "The Sarah Silverman Program," premiering Wednesday, Oct. 3, she'll be one-upping her first season's antics (like having sex with Black God, letting a homeless dude sleep in her laundry room and adopting a girl just to win a trophy) with blackface, abortions and more Black God lovin'.
Through the magic of the Internet, Silverman dished about the perks of having your own show, her guitar skills (or lack thereof) and a few of her favorite things.
Where are you right now? And how can we be sure you're really you?
I'm not. I'm a telemarketer in India, picking up some extra work. I'm in my apartment with eight men, writing episodes for season three. I feel you should also know that I got my teeth cleaned this morning. They are very clean.
Do fans now expect you to be as self-centered and oblivious as your character "Sarah" when they meet you in person?
I don't know. I hope not! But probably
Comedy Central has licensed a line of "The Sarah Silverman Program" greeting cards. Do you worry about a point coming where some exec says, "Come on Sarah, the blackface and abortion jokes are going to hurt our Mother's Day sales!"
Comedy Central would never say that. They didn't sell to Hallmark! People like you and me buy greeting cards, toonot just your nana.
Is Doug the dog your actual dog?
YesDoug is my dog. His real name is actually "Duck." It was just a stupid whim where I thought it was funny that we all have our real names in the show, but Duck is "Doug" to protect his anonymity.
You've put a lot of comedians and friends in the show, including Brian Posehn, Tig, Doug Benson and, of course, your boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel. Do friends hit you up for work now?
It's maybe the best part about having a showto get to use all these amazing people I know. It really tickles me to have all these guest appearances by people I've known forever. It's a total treat. If you're gonna have a show, the perk is that you get to do stuff that tickles the shit out of you, you know?
You did an interview for the (yet-to-be-released) Don Rickles documentary. What classic and current comedians do you find funny? Rickles, of course. Wowso many. Garry Shandling, Kevin Nealon, Steve Martin, Todd Glass, Zach Galifianakis, Tig Notaro, Doug Benson, Todd Barry great newbies like Harris Wittels and Anthony Jeselnik. I could go on and on and on.
What instruments can you actually play?
What music are you listening to?
Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis, The Killers, Elvis Costello, Patty Griffin, Gil Scott-Heron, Feist.
What TV are you watching?
"Heroes," "Lost," "Project Runway," Top Chef," "Mad Men""Mad Men" is my favorite right now! "Dexter," "America's Next Top Model," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and "Late Show with David Letterman."
Least favorite curse word? And your most favorite?
Least favorite is "bitch." Fave? Hmm "motherfucker," I guess.