Thursday, November 17, 2005

Sarah Silverman: America's Funniest Fake Bigot

There are people big and small who have their favorite comedian, or band, or pop culture phenomenon of any variety, that they treat as though they discovered without help and that everyone else is a jerk for not worshiping as much as they do. Sarah Silverman is a popular object of this sort of adoration, and this article helps to explain why. Short answer: she makes racism funny. Long answer: she exposes the terror in our laughter when she tells her jokes. Really long answer: nobody knows, and people give her too much credit. Then there's the really, really long answer, which I won't get into here. So go find out for yourself.


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