“If getting vaccinated lets me go to a bar or a gym in L.A., that is a small price to pay to hang out with some of the worst people alive,” Silverman joked in her Jimmy Kimmel Live! monologue.
Sarah Silverman didn’t mince words during Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! when addressing the unvaccinated population. While filling in as guest host, Silverman expressed her surprise that Los Angeles is “leading the charge on rationality” by moving to implement proof-of-vaccination requirements for indoor public spaces. “If getting vaccinated lets me go to a bar or a gym in L.A., that is a small price to pay to hang out with some of the worst people alive,” she joked.
Silverman went on to acknowledge the controversial nature of immunization, which has showed up everywhere in pop culture—from the Jeopardy! host search to live theater’s continuation. “Making people get vaccinated is obviously a really touchy subject,” Silverman said. “So I think there should be specific bars that we let the unvaccinated keep. You know, like Dave & Buster’s or, like, Cabo Wabo.”
She continued: “It’s weird that L.A. is leading the charge on rationality. I mean, this is a city where 11% of the residents are life coaches. I’m not saying life coaches are crazy, I’m just saying crazy people are life coaches.” Silverman then pointed out the precedent that’s been set for vaccine requirements, dating back to childhood. “I mean, come on! What’s next with this stuff, you know?” she asked. “Before kids can go to school, they’ll have to get a shot for polio and diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B! Oh wait, they already do that!”
Silverman, whose guests included Regina Hall and Kenan Thompson, opened her second monologue of the week by poking fun at her history with Kimmel, whom she used to date. “Look, I know you guys miss Jimmy,” she said. “But take it from me, you will get over him. It’s true; he does not have to define you. Sure, you wasted your childbearing years with him, but you will find you again. And this time you’ll be stronger and you’ll be wiser. But also older. Look, my point is, freeze your eggs.”
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Author is: SAVANNAH WALSH