PHILADELPHIA — Comedian Sarah Silverman has a message for Bernie SandersBernie SandersRahm Emanuel: Bloomberg, Patrick entering race will allow Democrats to have 'ideas primary' Feehery: Pivoting to infrastructure could help heal post-impeachment wounds Jayapal hits back at Biden on marijuana 'prohibition' MORE supporters: “You’re being ridiculous.”

Silverman, herself a fan of the Vermont senator, on Monday night brought the crowd at the Democratic National Convention to its feet with a rousing speech calling for party unity.


“To the Bernie-or-bust people, you’re being ridiculous,” Silverman said after heaping praise on both Sanders and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race In 2020, democracy will be decided at the margins Michelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award MORE, the party's presumptive nominee for president. 

“Not only did Bernie wake us up,” Silverman, 45, said, “he made us understand what is possible and what we deserve.

“I support Bernie Sanders and the movement behind him. And Bernie’s already succeeded in so many ways.”

Silverman — who earlier this year released a YouTube video explaining why “Bernie Sanders is the one for me” — said to wild cheers: “Hillary heard the passion of the people, the people behind Bernie, and brought those passions into the party’s platform — and that is the process of democracy at its very best.”

“Hillary is our Democratic nominee,” added Silverman, who stood alongside Sen. Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenTake Trump literally and seriously in Minnesota Ninth woman accuses Al Franken of inappropriate contact Al Franken to host SiriusXM radio show MORE (D-Minn.) on the convention stage. “And I will proudly vote for her.”

“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.”

Updated at 9:43 p.m.