Monday, January 29, 2007

Sarah Silverman: ‘Poop Is The International Language Of Comedy’

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Money makes the world go round, but poop makes it laugh.

That’s according to comedian Sarah Silverman, who admits she tries to incorporate poop and fart jokes as much as possible in her new show The Sarah Silverman Project.

It’s not just for shock value. She says people of all ages and nationalities laugh at bodily functions.

Says Silverman: “Poop is the international language of comedy. It doesn’t matter where you are or what language you speak – everyone laughs at a stupid fart joke.”

In the show, Silverman sings about uncontrollable bowels and also lets out some good old fashioned farts.

She explains: “Having America visualize me poop is the last thing I want them to do – that terrifies me – but it was so funny filming – we just had to put them all in.”

In order to see if her potty humor isn’t complete crap, Silverman runs all of her jokes by boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel’s two kids first.

As she puts it, “They have a good sense of what’s really funny and we both always try out material on them.”

The Sarah Silverman Program premieres Thursday (Feb. 1) on Comedy Central.

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