Comedian Sarah Silverman tells Bernie Sanders supporters they're being 'ridiculous'

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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Watch as Sarah Silverman tells Bernie Sanders fans that they're being "ridiculous."

When comedian Sarah Silverman and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., took the stage together Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the crowd was expecting laughs, but probably not the punchline Silverman ended up delivering.

Silverman, a Bernie Sanders supporter, opened with a joke about the campaign slogan "Feel the Bern," saying "I'm Sarah Silverman and this past year I've been feeling the Bern," she says. "Relax, I put some cream on it."

But the mood shifted as Silverman told the crowd that as part of Sanders' movement, she will be voting for Hillary Clinton in November. While some of the crowd began chanting "Hillary," others began chanting "Bernie."

Franken and Silverman tried to transition the chants to "Hillary" and "Unity" without success.

"To the 'Bernie or Bust' people; you're being ridiculous," the comedian told the Sanders supporters.

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Franken and Sanders then vamped while waiting for musician Paul Simon to take the stage, even claiming that as Sanders and Clinton supporters, they themselves were a "bridge over troubled water," the very song Simon played.