Sarah Silverman takes the stage Monday night at the DNC.


Comedian Sarah Silverman and Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota joined forces Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to show their support for Hillary Clinton.

“I am proud to be a part of Bernie’s movement,” Silverman said. “And a vital part of that movement is making absolutely sure that Hillary Clinton is our next president of the United States.”

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The audience responded to Silverman’s statement by chanting “Bernie,” and was unswayed by the politician and comedian’s attempt to transition the chanting to “Unity” and “Hillary.”


“To the ‘Bernie or Bust’ people; you’re being ridiculous,” Silverman said to the Sanders supporters in the crowd.

Franken, a longtime Clinton supporter, compared the union of Silverman and himself to a bridge over troubled water before introducing Paul Simon to the stage, who incidentally played “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

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