Sarah Silverman said she was “hurt” by the age jokes lobbed in her direction during Comedy Central’s roast of James Franco last month.
Although she can toss out biting remarks with the best of them, the comedienne recently revealed that some of the jokes made at her expense at the event were hurtful. If you want to poke fun at Silverman, then you might want to avoid discussing her age.
During her chat with Totally Biased host W. Kamau Bell, the actress said she would gladly defend anyone’s right to free speech. However, Sarah Silverman admitted that the jokes people made about her age at the James Franco roast managed to get under her skin.
“I wish so much that it didn’t cut me to the core, I don’t want young girls to see me hurt by jokes about age,” the comedienne explained.
She continued, “As soon as a woman gets to an age where she has opinions and she’s vital and she’s strong, she’s systematically shamed into hiding under a rock. And this is by progressive pop-culture people! You know what I mean?”
Sarah Silverman added that she feels bad that the age jokes “cut her.” Although she had hoped to brush them off, the remarks rubbed her the wrong way. She reportedly stayed in bed for two days after the Comedy Central roast.
Some of the jokes about her age came from 21 Jump Street star Jonah Hill. The actor said Sarah Silverman was his “favorite comic as a kid.” However, Hill also received a few nasty jabs from the comedienne during the roast.
“Jonah actually gained 50 pounds for his role in the new Martin Scorsese film because the producers wanted the character to be a Jonah Hill type. But seriously you’ve had such a body transformation in the past couple of years. You have come a long way from just being Sonny and Cher’s daughter,” she joked.
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