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Interview with Laura Silverman

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Laura Silverman, the delightful co-star of The Sarah Silverman Program on Comedy Central and sister of comic Sarah, answers questions about Jews in New Hampshire, Jimmy Kimmel, and being a bad-ass.

How is working with your sister on a daily basis? Do you ever have to call each other on diva like behavior?
Well, I can't really call her on it, cause technically she's my boss. It's totally fun, we get along really well in general and love to make each other laugh so it's perfect, and we're kind of a huggy family so it's nice to have each other there for support, too. We're also so different in our acting styles, and big fans of each other's work, so there's no competition or anything.

What has been your favorite episode/scene/or quote of the show so far?
I would definitely have to say the classroom scene in the AIDS episode. It's so brilliant in so many ways and still just perfectly ridiculous. And Sarah acted it so well. That scene just kills me.

There are four sisters in your family- what sister are you? What is your role in the family?

Sarah and Jody are really close in age, so I'm the middle sister all the way. I'm the one everyone turns to for advice or support. My sisters call me the Buddha.

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What was it like growing up in New Hampshire?
Cold. Very cold. We were outsiders in a way, because for one thing there's not much of a Jewish population where we lived, and even though we weren't religious at all, people definitely were looking for our horns. The funny part was we didn't even really understand it. But mostly we were different because our parents are very outspoken liberal democrats and that's not very common there. New Hampshire is surprisingly cultural though, some of the best regional theaters are there, it's very close to Boston, which is an awesome city, and there are a lot of artisan communities up north.