Sarah Silverman, San Antonio man find connection over Twitter


Sarah Silverman’s comedy is bawdy and brawny and often takes a sharp turn to vulgar to make a point. She shocks with off-color jokes and gags and seems like a person who would not back down from a fight.

So when a man on Twitter responded to one of her tweets using a profane term for a female private part, her fans might have expected her to return fire. Instead, she wrote a series of sympathetic and compassionate tweets that the man said changed his outlook on life. Silverman then rallied her Twitter followers to help the man get medical assistance for his hurt back.

After his one-word tweet to her, which can not be reprinted in a family newspaper, she responded: “I believe in you. I read ur timeline & I see what ur doing & your rage is thinly veiled pain. But u know that. I know this feeling. Ps My back … sux too. see what happens when u choose love. I see it in you.”

The man, @jeremy_jamrozy, a Twitter user in San Antonio, replied by opening up to Silverman about his problems. It was a few days after Christmas.

“I can’t choose love. A man that resembles Kevin spacey took that away when I was 8. I can’t find peace if I could find that guy who ripped my body who stripped my innocence I’d kill him. He … me up and I’m poor so its hard to get help,” he wrote.

Silverman empathized and suggested he try out a support group: “Good. I want to kill him too so I can’t imagine your rage. All I know is this rage — and even if you could kill him — it’s punishing yourself. And you don’t deserve punishment. You deserve support. Go to one of these support groups. You might meet ur best bros there.”

He told her he is antisocial, does not trust people and does not have any friends. But he said he would try a support group, and then he apologized for trolling her.

Silverman responded:

“Dood I don’t care. I’m fine. I see something in you. My gut tells me you could have a great life. My shrink says we don’t get what we want, we get what we think we deserve. I’m telling you, you deserve so much more than you know.”

“Lol how?? And wut do u see?? Im jus confused how u can see that I can do better. I have multiple problems a big hole to crawl out of. And usually I choose not to express it or its hard to articulate my emotions

- Jeremy jamrozy”

“Welcome to the human race, Friendo. You are not alone

- Sarah Silverman”

After a few more exchanges, Jamrozy told her he is actually a big fan and thinks she is funny. He explained more about his back problem and described his pain. Silverman put out a call to her followers to see whether anyone might step up to help. Plenty of people did. A few days later, she followed up:

“Jeremy went for a consult and it’s worse than we hoped. If you’re so inclined, help get him on his feet and working again. He’s in San Antonio if you’re an actual expert that can help with ur skills.

- Sarah Silverman”

Jamrozy started a GoFundMe campaign to get $150 to help him with doctors’ fees. He has already raised several thousand dollars.

He is now tweeting about gratitude and humanity.

“Thank you to all the support financially, emotionally, and donations. This is more than I could have wished for. Thank you nicos organics I received ur package am excited to try the products out. Thank u everyone. U showed me a lot within a few days. Love u all

- Jeremy jamrozy”



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Austin360

Owners of floating bar needed home, they bought popular 'Beer Can Island'

Four partners in a tennis court-sized floating bar called Tiki Bay Island went looking for some waterfront property where they could anchor the portable business. They ended up with a whole island, for what some might consider a bargain price -- $63,650. Of course, it has no roads or drinking water and they're required to allow the previous owner to...
The Swiss consider the lobster. It feels pain, they decide.
The Swiss consider the lobster. It feels pain, they decide.

The government of Switzerland kicked off a debate this week when it ordered that lobsters and other crustaceans no longer be dropped alive into boiling water. Boiling them causes pain, the government said, and should be replaced by a more rapid method of death — such as stunning. Still, even the scientist who conducted the foundational research...
How to get the most out of your wine-drinking experiences in 2018
How to get the most out of your wine-drinking experiences in 2018

Now that you’ve settled on a wine resolution or two for 2018, vowing to do more of this or less of that, perhaps you could use a little reference guide to help you do it all better. Below are some reminders on how to get the most out of your wine-drinking experiences — from serving at the proper temperatures and partnering with a simpatico...
Go red or white with wines to match an earthy turkey marsala
Go red or white with wines to match an earthy turkey marsala

Rich and complex, this dish could work well with a white or red. Here are two versions of pinot noir — from the Willamette Valley of Oregon and the Burgundy region of France — and a chardonnay from California’s Carneros region that will complement the dish’s earthy-savory notes, and also give it a little zip.  —&mdash...
How 50 Cent, rapper and actor, spends his Sundays
How 50 Cent, rapper and actor, spends his Sundays

Curtis James Jackson III, known to most people as 50 Cent, has yet to release his much discussed and delayed sixth album, “Street King Immortal.” But he has a good excuse for that. 50’s been busy. The rapper and actor, who has survived financial hardships and multiple gunshot wounds, is filming the fifth season of the Starz series...
More Stories