Sarah Silverman on her edgy comedy: 'None of my jokes were from a racist place'

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Sarah Silverman was on The Jim Jefferies Show to discuss the challenge of creating edgy comedy in today's politically correct environment. Silverman has long had a reputation for being both hilarious and offensive.

Citing Samantha Bee's comments about Ivanka Trump, Jefferies asked if comedians should apologize for their jokes. Silverman said, "I believe you should only apologize if you feel remorse."

Silverman has had her fair share of politically incorrect moments. In 2001, she told a joke on national television that contained a racist term used to describe Chinese people. Even though the joke used a racist term, Sarah insisted, "None of my jokes were from a racist place."

And while Sarah understands the joke was offensive, she was unapologetic for the joke she told almost 17 years ago. She said, "We're gonna look back at our sh** and cringe, if we're doing it right, because time it always changing and progressing and things don't always hold up."

And despite years of experience, Sarah admits there is no foolproof way to avoid offending people. So she just follows her gut. She said, "I go with what I think is funny."

The Jim Jefferies Show airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.

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