Sarah Silverman: Jimmy Kimmel never said I was pretty


Under pretty much any circumstance, I find Sarah Silverman to be supremely annoying. I don’t find her funny, I think her “I’m so dirty and naughty and I’m just a girl isn‘t it avant-garde?” act is tired and condescending. All of that being said, the interview excerpts from Sarah’s cover interview for Page Six Magazine made me a little sad. She tells the magazine that her current boyfriend is “the first guy in a decade who’s given me any kind of compliment, like saying I’m pretty or anything.” That kind of sucks. Now I feel for her. Oh, and this bitch is 39 years old! She looks and acts like she’s in her early 20s! Crazy.

After going through a particularly awkward stretch of single life, Sarah Silverman discovered a man who isn’t her type at all – and it seems to be working out great.

Her new boyfriend, the writer Alec Sulkin, is “the first guy in a decade who’s given me any kind of compliment, like saying I’m pretty or anything,” the comedian, 39, tells the new issue of Page Six Magazine, due out Thursday.

“He’s really skinny. Usually I like pudgy, macho-ish guys,” says Silverman, who dated talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel for much of the last decade. “But I think I mistook macho-ish for strong, emotionally. And I think it’s really the opposite.”

The star of The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central split up with Kimmel for good last March, and found herself dating for the first time since becoming famous – which proved tricky.

“It felt a little isolating,” she says. “Part of the fun of meeting someone is having them discover you. You’re doing your little tap dance, like, ‘This is me!’ And then [the person has] all these preconceived notions, things that are partially true and partially not.”

Silverman also weighs in on the David Letterman and Tiger Woods scandals, saying neither surprised her. “I can’t imagine he’s the nicest man in the world, but I love ‘talk show host’ David Letterman,” she says. “I’m not looking to have him be a United Nations representative. The same thing with Tiger Woods.”

And when it comes to the Jay Leno/Conan O’Brien controversy, it’s a no-brainer. “Conan was my first big break,” Silverman says. “He put me on all the time. I played on the Conan soccer team. I have a place in my heart so special for him.”

[From People]

It sounds like Sarah actually gave a real interview as herself instead of her dumb comedic persona. I also really like what she said about David Letterman, and even Tiger Woods – and I don’t think she’s alone. Those are two men with lots of issues in their personal lives, but many people will forgive them if they continue to do their jobs well. And Conan O’Brien? Well, Team Coco forever.

Page Six Magazine cover courtesy of CoverAwards.

Photo by: Raoul Gatchalian/ @2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 02/03/10 Sarah Silverm

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  1. teri says:

    bwahahah, going the jen route I see. Poor poor you boo hoo please pity me.

  2. UrbanRube says:

    I don’t like all of her humor — some I do. But she is a beautiful woman and it’s sad to think she’s spent years with guys who don’t tell her that.

  3. Jane says:

    She IS pretty, and funny. I like her and I’m glad she’s with a guy who makes her feel good.

  4. Pont Neuf says:

    I don’t mean to be rude but, how could anyone ever say that Sarah Silverman is anywhere near remotely pretty… or funny, for that matter?

    Still, I find it funny for Jimmy Kimmel not to thank his lucky stars that any woman would show even the slightest amount of interest for his bloated, square-mouthed, puffy-eyed, juvenile joke-growling self.

    As for Sarah, she actually seems likeable and nice whenever she isn’t trying to be painfully unfunny, so maybe she should choose another profession.

  5. Keirelle says:

    I cannot stand her. I think she is disgusting. Her bad relationships are just karma for all the crappy things she has said about people in the name of ‘comedy’. She’s foul.

  6. Praise St. Angie! says:

    I’m not a huge fan, but I do like some of her humor.

    and I, too, can’t believe that she’s almost 40! not because of her maturity level, but because she LOOKS so young!

    I’m guessing she doesn’t drink much, doesn’t smoke, and stays out of the sun. and it shows because her skin is quite nice.

  7. lucy2 says:

    I find her really annoying. Saw one episode of her show, it was stupid and not at all funny, and haven’t cared for anything else she’s done. Maybe I don’t get her sense of humor, but that’s quite alright by me.

  8. princess pea says:

    I think when a girl cultivates a burping, farting, one-of-the-guys gross-out humour persona, as she did, it sort of sends out the message that you don’t want those comments. It’s not true, really; who doesn’t want to hear that they’re nice-looking once in a while (especially from the ones you love!)? All the same, I believe her. She creates an impression that she doesn’t want to be thought of like other girls, and so some people probably respond to that by not treating her the way they would ‘other girls.’ Just a thought, anyway.

  9. archiepelago says:

    This chick has a seriously whiny voice. Not a fan. She’s 39 and giving interviews about how no one told her she is pretty? *eyeroll* Self esteem comes within and most people work on themselves to retain it. Get in line sister.

  10. Ggirl says:

    I have always really liked Sarah Silverman. Even if it is a couple of years old, the video with Matt Damon was brillant. Honestly, I don’t care much for the Sarah Silverman Program but most of her other stuff is funny. I also think she is very pretty in a natural way. Like Sacha Baron Cohen, there is always the shock element that requires people to look beyond the obvious. It was sad when she and Jimmy Kimmel broke up, but maybe she will find happiness again soon. She seems like the most unlikely woman to want sympathy.

  11. snapdragon says:

    ugh – i don’t think she is at all funny.

  12. Karen says:

    Wow what a lot of spiteful and jealous comments on this thread!

    @Pont Neuf, What are you talking about? She is a beautiful woman by any sane person’s standards. Geez.

  13. snowball says:

    Huh, I think she’s pretty (great skin and hair, nice smile and she’s got a decent body) and I don’t think she puts on her “dirty girl” routine when she’s in private.

    I don’t care if Kimmel thought she was hideous, every woman wants her man to tell her she’s awesome or pretty or that she has the loveliest hair or he loves when she smiles. If he can’t work up a compliment or two, he’s a dickhead.

    I don’t get her schtick, but I don’t think that’s the real Sarah anyway. I hope whoever she’s with makes her happy.

  14. Lem says:

    39? Dayum! who would have guessed

  15. Cinderella says:

    She can be funny, though sometimes she strikes out.

    As far as looks, she is pretty. Way better looking than Kimmel, that’s for sure.

    She took a few indirect jabs at him, which may mean that he is still a sore subject for her. Bet she still loves him.

  16. cherie says:

    I think she’s VERY pretty. I can’t beleive that gross slug jimmy whatevah let her go. He really must think he’s all that. I am not always a fan of her show, though. She could get better writers; her routine is a little played out.

  17. Becks says:

    He didnt tell you you were pretty because your not. If he would have told you you were pretty, he would have been lying and then you would be pissed cause he lied. Make up your mind…do you want someone who is truthful or a liar? Oh, and BTW you arent funny either!

  18. juiceinla says:

    I don’t always get her humor, but given what she has been through- I give her wide berth…. If I were a struggling stand up comedienne in the 90′s raped by one of my comedic buddies, then watched my entire professional community turn their backs to the incident I might be just a little off too..

  19. Leek says:

    She did come off as nice in that interview but I think it’s silly to feel bad for her because Kimmel didn’t say she was pretty. I guess I say that because my bf never says that kind of stuff but it doesn’t matter because I see the way he looks at me. Just b/c some people don’t give compliments doesn’t mean that it affects your own ego.

    The men that really screw women up are the ones that do too much talking and don’t back it up with action.

  20. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “how could anyone ever say that Sarah Silverman is anywhere near remotely pretty… or funny, for that matter?”

    because, thankfully, people have different opinions on what THEY think is funny, and what THEY think is pretty.

    if you don’t, you’re certainly entitled to that opinion, but don’t act like other people aren’t allowed to disagree with you.

    I think Dane Cook is the unfunniest person I’ve ever seen/heard, but he’s pretty damn successful at what he does…clearly, SOMEONE thinks he’s funny. same goes for Silverman.

  21. daisyfly says:

    Wah. Put your big girl panties on and suck it up.

  22. TG says:

    Calling Brintey Spears hick kids the cutest little mistakes was classic. Loved it.

  23. Just a Poster says:

    I loved her Matt Damon video, I still crack up over that! And I do think she is very pretty.

    How as far as her humor, not always my cup of tea, but I do hate the fact that Jimmy was like that.

  24. nj says:

    @Leek- Me too. My husband does not call me pretty or beautiful either. He’s not like a regular guy who sees a chick and says “she’s hot”. In eight years of marriage I’ve never heard him say that about any model or actress. He is very much on the shy side when it comes to looks because he has scars on his face, so he never comments on anyone else’s. But he is completely affectionate and loving.
    I’ve heard beautiful and pretty enough in my life. Its all about what you need and I don’t need it. I’d rather have it this way.

  25. Me says:

    Women want to hear that our partners find us attractive. We want to feel appreciated and desired. This doesn’t make us insecure.

    I’d say the guy withholding the compliments is the insecure one in the relationship.

  26. NicoleB says:

    When you compare Sarah to other female comedians of course people are gonna say she’s gorgeous…And while I don’t think she is anything to write home about, she is definitely cute….but I never think anything she does is funny but then again her humor isn’t for me…with that said I am happy that she has found someone that treats her well…take a lesson ladies get out of that nonsense of having a “type” date the guys that treats you the best…Kimmel is a loser!

  27. annie says:

    Karma is coming for you, Keirelle.

    Sarah is awesome, inside and out.

  28. Rosalee says:

    I have to admit I loved some of her lines, and I think she’s adorable. Compare her to Heidi and the hideous Hollywood look with the plastic lips, boobs and butts, and she is a naturally very pretty woman.

  29. Samantha says:

    I love me some Sarah Silverman. She is still all heart broken about Kimmel though, you can tell. I never saw kimmel as “macho”, and actually it was quite the opposite. I just assume anyone who tries as hard as he and Adam Corolla did on The Man Show must be hiding something. Like he wears his mom’s robe to sleep or cries when he see’s dog food commercials, something. I don’t know. Not this uber Man’s man, emotionally dead inside like she made him sound.

  30. Kim says:

    Your new boyfriend is lying. and you are sooo not funny.

  31. CB Rawks says:

    “I’m guessing she doesn’t drink much, doesn’t smoke, and stays out of the sun. and it shows because her skin is quite nice.”

    That’s a good bet. Those things describe me, and I have the skin of a baby’s tookus. :) And I’m fordy.

  32. Kim says:

    Sarah Silverman makes jokes about rape – how NOT funny is she?!

  33. Rosanna says:

    let me guess — because she isn’t?

  34. RobN says:

    You’d think a guy dumping his wife and kids for you would be enough; but no, now he’s got to spend his time propping up your ego. Yuck.

  35. flakiepie says:

    Don’t like her humor either, but if you go around acting crude like “one of the guys”, then don’t be surprised when people treat you like “one of the guys” and don’t tell you how pretty you are. Cus guys don’t do that chit.

  36. juiceinla says:

    Sarah Silverman makes jokes about rape because she is a survivor of rape.

  37. Trillion says:

    I adore her and find her gorgeous. But then again, I’m weird.

  38. Maritza says:

    I agree, she is not funny at all!

  39. bubbles says:

    wait, isn’t she the one who was constantly calling him fat in public?
    and you were waiting for what in return?
    I’m on the verge with her sense of humor
    There is the priceless “I’m f… Matt Damon”video, but then there is also the ” I had my dead grandmother exhumed to get a rape kit performed”joke.

  40. corine says:

    She is a survivor of rape? Am I the only one who hasn’t heard that? When did she talk about this?

  41. suze says:

    Never liked her brand of “Humor”.
    Don’t think she’s funny or entertaining at all.

  42. arsenio says:

    first off, no grown man still calls himself jimmy; re: jimmy carter.
    2nd., he never said you were pretty because he is a flaming fag….difficult to find a male lover when you’re fat and unfunny jimmie.
    charlie sheen would probably let you give him some face though.

  43. Shane Gentry says:

    I think she’s full of shit. She’s funny and she’s very pretty. I can’t imagine that no guy in 10 years hasn’t told her she’s beautiful. Just doesn’t pass the smell test to me.

  44. uSheep says:

    the reason i started liking her was during the roast of pamela anderson…yeah, the one with courtney love taking her crazy to another extreme. she said something along the lines of “i wasn’t sure which courtney love to expect; the quite gentle cokewhore, or the loud agressive cokewhore.” she seems very intellegent. i do like her sense of humour sometimes, just dumbing things down, not being so complex you have to think to understand the joke. simplistic comedy..well maybe a bit even more simple than simple, just dumb. in moderation it’s good. and she looks good for 39, damn. but also, what do you expect dating jimmy kimmel? i mean, he hosted a show dedicated to disrespecting chicks, and chugging beer.

  45. Keirelle says:


    Karma is coming for me because I dislike a comedienne for making fun of little kids to get laughs? Among all the other nasty stuff she has done? Nope, Karma isn’t going to touch me, but it sure is going to take her down.

    I am not the one putting down other people just to get laughs and fame. I would never stoop to such behavior.

  46. Kat says:

    She’s not funny.

    Her shtick wore thin 5 minutes after she first trotted it out.

  47. Amy says:

    I think thats strange because a lot of the photo’s i’ve seeb of her for magazines which are meant to be a little funny she is desperatly trying to look sultry and pretty. so i always assumed thats what she thought of herself (the photo of her with the gorilla costume near her knees springs to mind).

  48. Cea says:

    That’s not true… I remember seeing her on Jimmy Kimmel when they were still going out, and he showed a picture of her and said, “she looked beautiful,” or that “she looked really pretty,”.. Something like that. She should go back and look at all her appearences on Kimmel.