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Sarah Silverman Says Boyfriend Michael Sheen's Okay with Her Using Their Sex Life in Her Comedy: 'Because No One Will Believe It's True'

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Sarah Silverman Says Boyfriend Michael Sheen's Okay with Her Using Their Sex Life in Her Comedy: 'Because No One Will Believe It's True'

Originally posted 05/17/2016 10:05AM

Comedian Sarah Silverman confesses that one of the reasons her boyfriend Michael Sheen makes a great romantic partner for her is that he doesn't mind if she uses their real-life relationship quirks as fodder for her standup material.

"I have so much material about him, and he's always great about it," Silverman, 45, told PEOPLE as the couple attended a special awards consideration screening of Masters of Sex.

"One, he's not going to like inhibit my art and my process, and I appreciate that," explained Silverman, who's renowned for her outrageously risqué, scatological, taboo-testing and frequently sexually charged standup routines. "But also because he said, 'No one will ever believe that it's true. No one will ever believe that everything you're saying is exactly true.' "

"So I said, 'Yeah, you're right' – except now, when I'm telling PEOPLE magazine it's all true!" she laughed.

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How B.J. Novak's Friendship with Mindy Kaling Makes Him Believe He's Great Too

How B.J. Novak's Friendship with Mindy Kaling Makes Him Believe He's Great Too

Originally posted 05/17/2016 09:35AM

In the past, Mindy Kaling has spoken about how her "weird" friendship with B.J. Novak has imbued her with confidence. Well, it turns out the feeling is definitely mutual.

"I think when someone at that level of talent thinks you're great, you actually believe it," Novak, 36, told PEOPLE at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala in New York on Monday night.

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Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones Debuts Inspiring Trailer for His HBO Special

Originally posted 05/09/2016 03:45PM

[YOUTUBE "eJWQbpGKHjk"] Comedian Quincy Jones is one step closer to realizing a lifelong dream – seeing his comedy special hit the airwaves.

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Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones' HBO Special Gets Official Premiere Date

Terminally Ill Comedian Quincy Jones' HBO Special Gets Official Premiere Date

Originally posted 04/12/2016 03:20PM

Less than a month after Ellen DeGeneres convinced HBO to air a special for aspiring comedian Quincy Jones, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, a date has been set for Jones' small screen debut: June 2.

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Barbershop: The Next Cut Cast on Using Humor to Address the Gun and Gang Violence That Has Touched Their Lives

Barbershop: The Next Cut Cast on Using Humor to Address the Gun and Gang Violence That Has Touched Their Lives

Originally posted 04/12/2016 03:00PM

Barbershop: The Next Cut is billed as a comedy, but it's also a film that touches on the threat of violence in urban communities – an issue that's personal to many who worked on the film.

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The Tonight Show

Amy Poehler Reveals Her Biggest Fear (Hint: It Involves J-Lo) in Hilarious Game of 'Truth or Truth'

Originally posted 12/10/2015 07:35AM

[YOUTUBE "sqjSMZJoAKw" "auto"] Amy Poehler doesn't want J-Lo to be angry at her.

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Meet Pete Davidson: SNL's 21-Year-Old Phenom

Originally posted 10/31/2015 03:45PM

For comedians, few stages are more intimidating than that of NBC's legendary Studio 8H, home of Saturday Night Live for over 40 years.

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Tracy Morgan Returns to Saturday Night Live With Help from 30 Rock Costars: Accident Showed 'How Much Love and Support I Have'

Originally posted 10/18/2015 12:20AM

Tracy Morgan made it back to Saturday Night Live with a little help from his 30 Rock friends.

"I was in a terrible car accident more than a year ago. It was awful, but it also showed me how much love and support I have in this world," Morgan said, returning to SNL for the first time following a tragic car accident that put him in a coma last year.

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Tracy Morgan Jokes About Post-Car Crash Memory Loss and Getting Everyone Pregnant in Saturday Night Live Promos

Originally posted 10/14/2015 05:25PM

[YOUTUBE "X5WRL1BnpSY"] Tracy Morgan is back at home on Saturday Night Live.

The comedian, 46, returns to the show this week for the first time since being injured in a tragic car accident that put him in a coma last year.

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He's Back! Tracy Morgan Does Stand-Up Comedy for First Time Since Accident

Originally posted 10/12/2015 11:55PM

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