There's an excellent new profile on Sarah Silverman out today. At one point in the piece, penned by Drew Magary for GQ, Silverman is asked if she's spoken with fellow comedian and longtime friend Louis C.K. since he admitted to sexual misconduct allegations brought against him by five women.
"Fuck you! 'Let me tell GQ about my conversations with Louie.' Life is complicated," Silverman said. "Love is even more complicated. But you can't not do it. I don't have some definitive sound bite or nutshell of how I feel about it, even to myself. But I'm also okay with that."
Silverman was also asked about the possibility of C.K. attempting to return to comedy, something Silverman isn't against. "I think that there are people who were caught and there were people who were not caught, but the important thing is that they are forever changed," she said. "And if that's the case, I don't see any reason why they can't continue being artists. Now, whether they're popular artists or not is up to the audience." Silverman added that she considers C.K. a "brother," but she's trying to have a "clear perspective" on the situation. "People are very sure about what is right and wrong until it comes to their front door," she said.
Catch the full GQ piece, also featuring Silverman's thoughts on Aziz Ansari and Al Franken, here.
Silverman's original Hulu series I Love You America was renewed for a second season last month. During a season 1 episode that premiered last November, Silverman addressed the current movement against sexual assault and harassment across the entertainment industry and beyond. She also mentioned C.K. by name. "He wielded his power with women in fucked up ways, sometimes to the point where they left comedy entirely," she said, in part.