Comedienne Sarah Silverman was ready to have a good time at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night (25Aug14) by turning up to the Los Angeles prizegiving with "liquid pot".

The actress was showing off the contents of her clutch purse to E! News host Giuliana Rancic on the red carpet of the annual event, and after pulling out some make-up and her driver's licence, Silverman confessed she had brought a little something extra to help her through the evening.

Holding up a marijuana vapour pen, she said, "This is my pot. It's liquid pot," adding that she plans on having "a puff here and there" during the three-hour ceremony.

Silverman is nominated for two Emmys, including Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Special for her programme Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles.