|Emily Bengtson, Annie Shields, Sarah Silverman, and Alexandra Tweten|
The event featured over 300 authors and artists. Noticing Sarah Silverman promoting her book "The Bedwetter" just a few booths down, the interns approached her for a quick photo-op. And that is all. But last week, Silverman was on the Conan O'Brian Show-- spreading bedwetter awareness-- and took some creative liberties when re-telling her version of the encounter.
They were trying to relate and they go "Oh, we met the CEO of Funny or Die, Dick Glover." And I go, I don't know him. And then I'm like, what's his name again? They're like "Dick Glover." And I go [pause face] you probably met someone from Funny or Die, but his name is not Dick Glover-- listen to yourself.And then, following a google search, Sarah Silverman learned that the President and CEO of Funny or Die is indeed named Dick Glover.
But according to eye-witness Alexandra Tweten; that never happened. Tweten assumes the "Dick Glover" incident involved someone else, and the stories were blended to save time. Plus, what's funnier than throwing a couple of feminists in a good dick joke?
While some thought Silverman portrayed them as ditzy, or at least
gullible, the interns were thrilled just to be mentioned. Shields even wrote a blog about it, where she said:
We were pleased to hear Ms. Silverman confirm what we had been hoping when we presented her with the t-shirt, that indeed, she is what a feminist looks like.Critics of the comedian are unsure they can support Silverman's shocking and offensive humor. She's known for pushing people's buttons and nothing is sacred-- not even Jesus.
Regardless, Ms. still hearts Sarah Silverman, fuzzy memory and all.