Sarah Silverman: The DNC Said 'No' to One Joke

She acknowledges she can be a bit 'obnoxious'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2016 7:21 AM CDT
Updated Jul 27, 2016 10:56 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sarah Silverman drew one of the biggest cheers of Monday night at the Democratic National Convention when she told Bernie Sanders diehards they were "being ridiculous." But there was one line the Democratic National Committee informed the comedian she couldn't deliver during her speech, she tells the New York Times in an interview that delves into her support of Sanders, how it felt to face a riled-up audience, and the "fundamentalists" found in any group.

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"At the very beginning, when Al said, 'I'm Al Franken, and this past year I've been hashtag-I'm With Her' … I was going to say, 'And I'm Sarah Silverman, and this past year I've been with the possibly agnostic Jew,'" she reveals. "But they were like, no. And they are right. … But I get so indignant. At least I'm aware, and awareness brings change, so maybe I'll be less obnoxious." Read her entire interview here. (Four takes on Bill Clinton's speech Tuesday night.)

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