Comedian Sarah Silverman guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC last night, Thursday. Silverman, never one to hold back when it comes to her political opinions, took the opportunity to lambast those Americans who are currently fighting against renewed mask mandates in the wake of the Covid Delta variant’s surge.
It was fitting that Silverman filled in for Kimmel. The two were once a high powered Hollywood couple a number of years back.
Right now Israel has imposed strict new rules in an effort to stem the rise of Covid related deaths in the country related to the Delta variant. The country remains closed, and new mask mandates have been imposed.
But in America the federal government is not empowered to set such restrictions nationwide. It is up to the individual states to do so. And some governors, like Florida’s Ron DeSantis refuse to do so. DeSantis is even threatening to defund schools that require masks for children.
Well Sarah Silverman is angry about all of this and used her opening monologue as a platform to condemn the anti-maskers and anti-vaccers alike.
First, Sarah Silverman joked about Jimmy Kimmel’s absence. “Look, I know you guys miss Jimmy. But take it from me, you will get over him. It’s true, he does not have to define you. Sure, you wasted your child-bearing 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,” she quipped.
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As for Covid vaccinations, Silverman said, “Making people get vaccinated is obviously a really touchy subject. So I think there should be specific bars that we let the unvaccinated keep. You know, like Dave and Busters or like Cabo Wabo.”
“It’s weird that L.A. is leading the charge on rationality,” Silverman added. “I mean, this is a city where 11 percent of the residents are life coaches. I’m not saying life coaches are crazy, I’m just saying crazy people are life coaches.”
“I mean, come on! What’s next with this stuff, you know? Before kids can go to school, they’ll have to get a shot for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B! Oh, wait, they already do that!”