'Baba Booey': Sarah Silverman shuts down 'Bernie or bust' crowd at DNC (w/video)
Comedian Sarah Silverman kind of stole the spotlight at last night's opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia where salty pro-Bernie Sanders delegates were booing any mention of Hillary Clinton. While delivering her speech in support of Clinton, and praising Sanders as an inspiration, Silverman paused amid some of those boos to go off-script.
"Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous," Silverman said, drawing even more boos.
She was one of the only speakers all night to react to the disruptions, which, if your a fan of Silverman you probably weren't surprised by—she doesn't hold back.
But can we take a moment to address the more surprising part? The woman got a "booey bomb" on live TV at the Democratic National Convention.
If you're not familiar with the term, it's a reference to Howard Stern Show producer Gary Dell'Abate, also known as Baba Booey. For decades now, people have been shouting "Baba Booey" in the backgrounds of live newscasts on the street, after PGA golfers tee off, during crank calls to cable news shows and anywhere else they can sneak a booey bomb onto the air. Silverman, however, might have just executed the most high-profile booey bomb in history.
"So I tell you this, I will vote for Hillary with gusto, as I continue to be inspired and moved to action by the ideals set forth by Bernie, who will never stop fighting for us. I am proud to be a part of Bernie's movement and a vital part of that movement, and a vital part of that movement is making absolutely sure Hillary Clinton is the next president of the United States. Boo yah. Baba Booey."