The comedian starred in the Sarah Silverman Show on Comedy Central from 2007 to 2010. In 2017, she premiered her new show I Love You, America on Hulu.
The ceremony for the sidewalk star featured Silverman, her ex-boyfriend and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, and Wreck-It Ralph costar, John C. Reilly. Silverman and Reilly will both be appearing in the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, premiering November 21. The star has been installed on the walk in front of the Hollywood Toy & Costume Shop.
Kimmel gave a speech about Silverman at the ceremony. He joked about their public relationship saying, “Who can forget her smash hit viral video, ‘I’m effing Matt Damon’? I know I can’t. Sarah won an Emmy for that appearance on my show.” He continued, “Just to be clear, I have never won an Emmy for an appearance on my show.” While Kimmel playfully chided his ex in most of his speech, he finished by saying, “Sarah, you really do deserve this honor. You rank among the great comedians. I think you are a vastly underrated and excellent actress. You sing, you write, you kind of play guitar, you really can do it all.”
Jimmy Kimmel asks who could forget Sarah Silverman’s “smash hit viral video ‘I’m F-ing Matt Damon” during her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony pic.twitter.com/RWiZwDV7fR
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After the ceremony, Silverman appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. She said of the Walk of Fame star, “In a time… where anti-Semitic crime is up 57 percent since this douchebag has taken office, it is not lost on me that I am very lucky that I get a star and I don’t have to sew it on my clothes,” referring to the stars Jews were forced to wear during WWII. She continued, “I don’t know if that’s gallows humor or just like it’s funny ’cause it’s true humor.”