Sarah Silverman to Booing DNC: 'To the Bernie or Bust Crowd, You're Being Ridiculous'

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PHILADELPHIA — On Monday evening, the Democratic National Convention was like, “Live from Philadelphia, it’s Monday night,” (haha) as it welcomed Sen. Al Franken and Sarah Silverman to speak for a few minutes. And the audience, which consists of a fair chunk of Bernie Sanders supporters and delegates, and which has been fairly atrocious to some of the speakers thus far, was atrocious to Silverman.


The comedian started her short speech talking about why Bernie Sanders won her support—for his promotion of universal healthcare and accessible higher education, and repealing Citizens’ United among other things—and then moved on to why she would be voting for Hillary Clinton.

“Hillary heard the passion of the people, the people behind Bernie, and brought those passions into the party’s platform, and that, that is the process of democracy at it’s very best,” she said. “And it’s very cool to see.”

“Hillary is our democratic nominee and I will proudly vote for her,” she said to a mixture of cheers, raucous boos, and chants of “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”

Silverman tried to make a few jokes (“She’s like the only person ever to be overqualified for a job as the president,”) but the audience didn’t quiet down, and booed and chanted throughout the rest of her speech, and continued even after Franken had rejoined her at the podium.

“To the Bernie or Bust crowd,” she said after a few moments, visibly put off, “you’re being ridiculous.”

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love it. she must have been quite fed up, trying to talk over the loudest people in the room. remember folks, 300 people shouting is louder than 3000 people being quiet. Bernie/third party voters are out-numbered, and they’re screaming awful loud.

is it just me, or does the protesting crowd sound suspiciously white and male?