INT: Sarah Silverman
quick with the quip, the witty and beautiful Sarah Silverman has never shied
away from controversial material. Her
new film SARAH
SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC (what a title!), which combines her live
performances with musical numbers and backstage stuff, goes right for the
throat, no holds barred. Be it
September 11th, unwanted body hair, or the Holocaust, the always saucy
Silverman leaves no stone unturned. So
when I had the opportunity to ask the unconventional Sarah anything I
wanted, I decided to go all out and make things more interesting.
What follows is a brutal, candid, honest and very funny Q & A,
which was just meant to be in good fun. (A
little ribbing never hurt anyone!) Love
If Jesus is Magic, then what is God?
On the IMDB boards, someone suggested that you titled the special Jesus is Magic and not Moses is Magic because then it would be a sin punishable by death in the Jewish religion. Any truth to this?
It's just the punchline to one of my jokes. Don't
be a dummy.
is the one true religion according to Sarah Silverman?
(Question stolen from James Lipton - thanks Bro!) If Heaven does exist, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
read that you don't drink alcoholic beverages, but didn't Jesus even indulge
once in a while, water into wine and all that?
If Jesus told you to jump off a bridge, would you?
a regular guy, slightly likable, with a small amount of charisma.
Does this mean that if you and Jimmy break up, I also have a shot?
after that question..
Your dog Duck, did you name him that, or was it Jimmy's idea of a cruel joke?
Duck pick his own name.
do you think really hurts worse, sticks and stones, or names?
on the size of the stick.
didn't get your Aristocrats joke in the film The Aristocrats.
Could you explain it again?
there any subject too taboo, that even Sarah Silverman won't talk about?
Do you ever surf movie websites and if you do, where would JoBlo.com rate on the Sarah Silverman scale?
does JoBlo mean to you?
(Who can afford a computer)
Any sassy quote I could use on the ticker tape of compliments for the JoBlo.com website? (It could go a long way to getting my boss Berge to bring me on as a full time writer, aka help a fan out!)
in Maxim's hot 100 '06 Women, does this mean we will be seeing more
revealing Demi-Moore's-highest-paid-film-role type movies from a sexy Sarah
Not while Jimmy Kimmel is still alive.
special favors to DVD clinic reviewers (umm, me!) who are about to review
the DVD release of Jesus is Magic?
I TOTALLY would, but you're too ethical a writer. Crap.
Switching gears, the use of the live performance, backstage stuff and musical numbers in your film was very original. Can you tell us what inspired you to go that way with it?
One night I was doing the live show and my friend Steve Agee watched from the wings. I did some joke and flicked a fake tear towards off-stage. Only I saw this, but he pretended to catch my tear and jerk off with it, and it was so funny. I started laughing and then explained to the audience what happened, since they couldn't see. After that it occurred to me that it could be cool to do a concert movie and show moments like these as well.
Who is your favorite comedian of all time?
Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Woody Allen, Albert Brooks, Kevin Nealon...
What's next, any new one woman shows?
A show on Comedy Central which should start airing in January.
last but not least, how are your
-- audio commentary, behind the scenes featurette, video for "Give
SILVERMAN: JESUS IS MAGIC is being released on June 6th, so pick it up
and get ready to laugh your ass off! Beauty
and brains; Jimmy Kimmel really is one lucky guy!