In September of last year, we witnessed a side of Jewel we’d never seen before.
The beloved singer-songwriter took part in Comedy Central’s Rob Lowe Roast and showcased her sense of humor, as she not only scalded the actor but fellow participant and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
While smiling and strumming her guitar, she made a few cracks at Coulter, but one in particular stood out.
“Jeff Ross is going to party like it’s 1999, Ann Coulter is going to vote like it’s 1899,” she said, looking at Coulter and adding, “Ann, you do look great though. You’re almost as thin as Donald Trump’s chance of winning the election, so that’s cool.”
Little did she know her joke wouldn’t have a shelf life.
When The Huffington Post asked about the burn during a Build Series interview with Jewel on Thursday, the “Hands” singer said, laughing, “She won, they won. yup. Go them.”
Jewel said she’s always had a dark sense of humor, it’s just that not everyone knows about it.
“But people have seen me live and know I do a lot of stand-up in my shows. I have a very dark sense of humor. I think to survive the type of life I’ve had, you just have to have a sense of humor,” Jewel, who left home as a teen and lived out of a car for a year before making it into the music industry, said. “So the people who are closest to me know my darkest, darkest skits ― I have a lot of characters and a lot of skits I do that are completely politically un-correct. But maybe they’ll be another future for me and I’ll be able to share some of that.”
Still, don’t think Jewel will “save your soul” with her one-liners.
“It’s not like my music at all,” she quipped.
Watch Jewel’s full Build Series interview about her new Hallmark Movies and Mystery project, “Concrete Evidence: A Fixer Upper Mystery,” below.
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