Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel – two hilarious comedians – broke up in 2009 after dating for seven years. Normally that piece of information would factor very low on my scale of things to care about, but not today.
Because in a very classy show of awkward-alleviating brilliance, Silverman was just a guest on Kimmel’s talk show, and they both handled it like total pros.
Since the breakup, Jimmy Kimmel has gotten married and become a pretty big deal thanks to the increasing popularity of his talk show. Sarah Silverman is also in a long-term relationship and generally kicking comedy arse. But they were kind of the royal couple of comedy for the whole of their relationship, so everybody was veeeery interested to see how they would pull off an on-air reunion.
They nailed it.
Sarah walked out onstage with a box labelled ‘Jimmy’s Stuff’ and proceeded to give him back a bunch of items from their relationship. It was awkward, but funny – which is probably the best you could expect a reunion in front of millions of people to be.
‘This is weird, but its good weird – this is human nature,” Sarah said. “People break up and exes are going to bump into each other, they are gonna cross paths, they are gonna be on each other’s talk shows. It’s the cycle of life.”
Watch the hilarious video here:
I think we could all learn a thing or two when it comes to behaving better after a split.
Because, let’s face it, when it comes to handling breakups, everybody has descended into shameless immaturity
several times at least once in their lives.
Don’t deny it. You’ve replied via text that you can’t meet up to talk because you’re now ‘seeing someone’ (when by ‘seeing’ you mean ‘looking at’ and ‘someone’ you mean ‘my television’).