Sarah Silverman has made a living pushing the envelope comedically for quite a long time — but there’s one gag that the actress wishes she could take back.
The Thursday “Watch What Happens Live” guest was asked by a caller what the most regrettable joke she ever delivered was.
“I had an episode on ‘The Sarah Silverman Program’ that I love called ‘Face Wars’ where me and the waiter in the restaurant, played by Alex Désert, switch,” Silverman responded. “I say it’s harder to be Jewish and he says it’s harder to be black, and we switch for the day.”
“It’s really aggressively stupid and we’re both idiots,” she admitted to the caller and Bravo host Andy Cohen. “I’m in like the most racist blackface and he’s wearing paius and a yarmulke and a big fake Jewish nose and he’s wearing a t-shirt that says ‘I Love Money.'”
“It’s great, but there’s a still of me on twitter in blackface and it’s totally out of context and I tweeted it when Twitter was new and the people who followed me watched that show and it was from that show,” Silverman concluded. “Now it’s forever there and it looks … it’s totally racist out of context and I regret that.”
Watch the video above, and the “Face Wars” episode below.