Currently on tour — as a headlining guest at the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans on Oct. 16 before she makes her way to Florida, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, among a few other stops this fall — Sarah Silverman has been making people laugh (and gasp) for more than two decades with her razor-sharp wit and brutal honesty. No topic is too taboo for the New Hampshire native, who is also an actress, producer and writer, and her fearless delivery of intellectually stimulating comedy (often spiked with bathroom and bedroom humor) is often as refreshing as it is borderline, if not completely, offensive. Despite her penchant for making us laugh, Silverman also tackles serious topics, including the upcoming election.
One of Silverman’s current missions is to ensure that a Trump presidency doesn’t happen; she has been passionately encouraging people to vote for Hillary Clinton in November. Bill Maher recently — only half-jokingly — called her a “millennial with stamina.”
“I try to stay open,” Silverman tells Uproxx. “I think the second you stop listening to younger generations you’re old. I don’t like that ‘in my day’ shit. My day is today.”
Silverman was nice enough to take a few minutes from her busy schedule to answer a few questions from us.
1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?
Ginger ale with bitters is my fancy drink. Water straight-up (no ice) is my go-to.
2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?
@iamkevincostner on Twitter [note: it’s a parody account].
3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR?
Narcos, Match Game, Masters of Sex, and soon Walking Dead, baby!
4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?
My mom used to make pasta shells with butter and shredded jack cheese. It tasted like love. Yeah, so, that.
5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?
Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Bipartisan Report, thinkprogress, New York Times, Time, The NY Daily News, The Christian Left, CNN.
6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?
That’s not fair! So many songs — though right now “Clair De Lune” is my alarm and “Love You” by The Free Design is my phone ring.
7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice what would it be?
Don’t squelch yourself for love — that’s not love.
8. What’s the last thing you Googled?
The Dojo restaurant menu [in New York City].
9. Dogs or cats?
Dogs (though I’ve a new appreciation for cats via “emergency kittens” on Twitter).
10. Best concert of your life was…?
Elvis Costello at the House of Blues or Jenny Lewis at Largo.