Walking onto the set of the Jimmy Kimmel show to the strains of “She’s gone” while wearing a belted short cobalt blue dress with cap sleeves and a ruffled skirt, Sarah Silverman sat down and started a no-doubt prepared but still funny awkward ex-type exchange with Kimmel. Silverman is promoting her new show on Comedy Central, “The Sarah Silverman Show.”
Silverman and Kimmel broke up this July after five years together. Silverman quipped in her Emmy acceptance speech in mid September for “I’m F’ing Matt Damon” that Kimmel “broke her heart,” but tried to change it to “will always have a place in my heart.” The two were spotted out again holding hands in late September, and it’s generally thought that they’ve reconciled. On his show last night, Kimmel and Silverman kept up the awkward act, as if it was the first time they’d seen each other since the split. They also addressed tabloid reports that Kimmel found photos of naked fat guys on Silverman’s computer.
There were a lot of sighs, silences and weird laughs between the two, with Silverman acting nervous and Kimmel faking like he didn’t know much about her.
Jimmy showed a video of Sarah singing on local TV as a girl in 1985. She was super cute and a great little singer.
Sarah called him an a**hole for airing that clip, and they both started laughing and couldn’t keep up the awkward facade for a moment. Then Sarah started sighing and acting uncomfortable again and brought up the elephant in the room that the two were trying so hard to create.
SS: Nobody cares about me being on Annie… they obviously want to know that you and I went out and then we broke up. [audience cheers]
JK: I know.
SS: I just feel like. It’s not like I want to use our whatever relationship bullsh’t to promote my show on Thursdays at 10:30 on Comedy Central. I understand that’s lame, but at the same time don’t you feel like a fraud? Just talking about just shooting the sh’t?
On the National Enquirer story that Sarah collects photos of naked fat guys
JK: I always feel like a fraud… Speaking of fraud, the National Enquirer has done some wonderful investigative work as far as our personal lives go, and this is something I wanted to ask you about [Shows National Enquirer article about Silverman looking at photos of fat nude guys online]
This is an article that says… well first of all the picture of me, you look beautiful and I look like I’m swallowing a goldfish… This article says that the reason we broke up is that I found pictures of fat guys on your computer. It says:
“Jimmy was shocked when he found dozens of photographs of overweight guys in various stages of undress on Sarah’s computer,” and you can see there, “she’s obsessed with pictures of naked chubby guys.” So what about that?
SS: It’s funny. It’s funny cause it’s true. No, I don’t know [Sarah is laughing and is obviously comfortable with Jimmy.] It goes along with another element, my sex tape with that Mini Me guy. That girl looks like me.
They then show the start of Mini Me’s sex tape, which aired online on TMZ, and Silverman admitted “That definitely looks like me. I can see how that girl looks like me.”
Sarah told a story about she heard the chick from the sex tape on Howard Stern get annoyed when they told her she looked like Sarah Silverman. Sarah said “Let me recap this. The girl who is only famous for making a sex tape with a little person, is embarrassed and humiliated at the prospect of resembling me.”
Way to change the subject, Sarah! She said that her “little people” comment just added something to the story and wasn’t meant to belittle anyone.
Then Sarah half-admitted she’s back with Kimmel with her choice of words:
SS: When we were split did you kiss anybody else?
They played the clip of Silverman singing as a girl again, and the segment ended.
They’re totally back together, and I would bet the National Enquirer wasn’t so far off with their story about the downloaded photos of naked fat guys either. It’s not like she denied it!
If you’re in the US, you can probably watch Sarah’s appearance by going to Kimmel’s website (link has automatic video and sound) and choosing the “Watch online now” link to the left. (I’m overseas and cannot confirm that it’s currently available. I really miss Redlasso.)
Header image is of Silverman at the “Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Honor the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees” on 9/19/08. Inset image is of Silverman at the Emmys on 9/13/08. Credit: PRPhotos