Silverman dropped the joke that drew a mix of moans, groans and applause from the HBO late-night show's in-studio audience after Maher congratulated her on getting a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame."
"You know, in a time, Bill, where anti-Semitic crime is up 57 percent since this douchebag has taken office, it is not lost on me that I am very lucky that I get a star and I don't have to sew it on my clothes," Silverman said, prompting a gasp from the in-studio audience.
Silverman went on to talk about how the word "shit" getting bleeped on TV is an example of how we don't "question" even the "least important" issues.
"We accept that the word 'shit' is obscene, that it's a swear," she said. "It just means poop, it just means crap. There's no reason it should be considered obscene or a swear at all, but we don't question things that are just the way they are."
"I think that it's an example of how it's so f--king hard to have any process because we don't question anything," she continued. "No one says why is 'shit' bleeped on TV?"