Sarah Silverman, the frequently profane comedian who has insulted a variety of targets, including the Catholic Church, said President Obama told her he loves her humor.
During an appearance today on the Howard Stern Show, Silverman said Obama offered her the compliments during a brief encounter in a hallway.
From POLITICO’s Click, which wrote up her Stern appearance.
Silverman didn’t disclose when the meeting took place but said that she was able to quickly meet the president in a hotel hallway. Obama aide Reggie Love and speechwriter Jon Favreau were also in attendance.
“He shakes my hand, he goes, ‘Oooooo, I’m a big fan! You’re very talented! Although I turn the volume down when my girls come into the room,'” said Silverman, whose particular brand of humor is notable for its edginess and is frequently controversial . . .
“I’m going to be naked in a movie!” Silverman nervously shot out.
Silverman said Obama turned to her agent and said, “Oh, you’ll have to send me a copy of that,” but added that it wasn’t meant in a creepy way but more as “a gracious way to get out of” the awkwardness that Silverman had created . . .
“Oh my God, he gave me a big hug,” said Silverman. “His body is like a thoroughbred. It’s just, like, pure muscle.”