Sarah Silverman
US Comedian
Sarah Silverman
Sarah Kate Silverman is an American comedian, writer, actress, singer and musician. Her satirical comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion. Silverman first gained notice as a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live. She starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010, on Comedy Central.
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Bill Maher Lets 'Impish Brit' Milo Yiannopoulos Off Easy
Huffington Post - 6 days
The much-anticipated appearance between Bill Maher and Milo Yiannopoulos on HBO’s “Real Time” came off more like a mutual admiration society. At one point, the host even rather warmly referred to the white nationalist as an “impish, British fag.” “You are the only good [liberal], literally the only good one,” Yiannopoulos gushed Friday night to Maher. “I think you’re colossally wrong on a number of things,” said Maher, smiling. Yiannopoulos replied, “And that’s OK.” Maher did stress that he does have a problem with Yiannopoulos attacking certain people. The standard bearer of the self-described “alt-right” movement, who forged his reputation on Breitbart.com when White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was editor, is known for his vicious diatribes against minorities, immigrants, women, and the LGBTQ community, including a disturbing verbal attack on a trans woman in the audience at a talk at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An appearance at the Unive ...
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CNN's 'The History of Comedy' Is Funny How?
Huffington Post - 11 days
President Donald Trump derides CNN as fake news. Does that mean "The History of Comedy," an eight-part documentary series premiering on the network Thurs. Feb. 9, is fake jokes? No, this is the real deal; a deep dive into a century of one-liners, pratfalls, and social commentary; of vaudeville, burlesque and nightclubs, of stand-up, satire and silliness. As the title of the first episode, "F***ing Funny," indicates, don't expect the decorum of Ken Burns' "The Civil War," or a strict chronology for that matter. Of the first three episodes viewed, each is more about context, how we got from Lenny Bruce to Louis C.K., from Jean Carroll (forgotten today but an acknowledged inspiration to Lily Tomlin) to Sarah Silverman, and from how comedians take their life into their own hands every time they go on stage, as Larry David observes in episode three, to what Maria Bamford celebrates as "the triumph of a good joke." "It's about how comedians work, the process, and who broke b ...
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Sarah Silverman calls for military to overthrow President Trump
Fox News - 22 days
Sarah Silverman has called for a military coup against President Donald Trump.
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Celebrities React As Donald Trump Becomes President Of The United States
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Well, Inauguration Day is here ― the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. We’re all experiencing a lot of emotions right now, as are the celebrities who, as a whole, stayed very far away from Thursday’s festivities and Friday’s ceremony.  Here’s how Hollywood reacted to Trump’s inauguration:  what a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my puss — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 i was going to go to sundance to support john tomorrow but feeling compelled to support my fellow women. see you at the women's march, DC — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 I made a appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV.  #AlreadyGreat — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 20, 2017 My heart goes out to Mrs Clinton and her family #InaugurationDay — Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 20, 2017 The last 2 in ...
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Some TREMENDOUS Menu Items Have Been Created For Trump's Inauguration
Huffington Post - about 1 month
While Donald Trump is busy swearing in as the 45th president of the United States, bars and restaurants are serving up Trump-themed fare across the nation (and in some instances, the globe).  For anyone looking to eat Trump’s likeness on a cookie, chow down on a “Trumpster” burger or down a “Hell Toupee” cocktail or two, the places below are for you. 1. Indulge in an “If She Wasn’t My Daughter” cocktail or sip on a “Nasty Hombre.”   PJ Sullivan, co-owner of Baltimore’s Wet City bar, told HuffPost that he developed a Trump quote-themed cocktail bar for the upcoming inauguration. Based on real things Trump has said, Sullivan created the menu “to help Baltimorians drown their sorrows in a stiff drink.” Cry tears into “If She Wasn’t My Daughter,” order up a few “Convincing Toupees” and get your mezcal fix with “Hard To Be A 10.”  2. Bite down on a “bigly” Trump-faced cookie.  At the Cupcake Market in New York City, co-owner and pastry chef Sarah Silverman got a lot of a ...
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Critics Threaten Boycotts Of Simon & Schuster Over Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal
Huffington Post - about 2 months
After Milo Yiannopoulos, former Twitter creep and current editor at the notorious alt-right news platform Breitbart that is favored by white nationalists, announced yesterday he’d signed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster’s conservative Threshold imprint, the backlash was immediate.  “YUCK AND BOO AND GROSS,” responded comedian Sarah Silverman on Twitter. Shannon Coulter, marketing specialist and founder of the Ivanka Trump boycott campaign #GrabYourWallet, tweeted, “[Simon & Schuster] are you concerned $250k book deal you gave Milo Yiannopoulos will read as condoning the racist harassment [Leslie Jones] endured?”  Soon, however, pushback against the publisher transitioned from simple outrage to calls for organized resistance. One literary journal announced a boycott on coverage in 2017: In response to this disgusting validation of hate, we will not cover a single @simonschuster book in 2017. https://t.co/NAJhTgdeyX — Chicago Rev of Books (@bookschicago) ...
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Michael Sheen Considers Acting Less As A Response To Donald Trump (UPDATED)
Huffington Post - 2 months
Days before his new film “Passengers” is sure to make a killing at the box office, actor Michael Sheen has announced he will become a political activist ― and may begin acting less. Sheen, who is well-known for his breakthrough performance as Tony Blair in a trio of films about the former British prime minister, revealed his decision in an interview with The Times of London on Saturday. The “Frost/Nixon” actor has been active in politics throughout his career, but apparently the rise of far-right populism in both the United States and the United Kingdom inspired him to fully commit to fight against “demagogues” and “fascists.” He cited Donald Trump’s presidential victory and the results of the Brexit vote as some of the reasons for leaving Hollywood.  “In the same way as the Nazis had to be stopped in Germany in the ‘30s, this thing that is on the rise has to be stopped,” he told The Times. “It’s not going to look like this in 10 years’ time. Everything has shifted. The dice ...
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In Defense Of Russia's 'Holocaust On Ice'
Huffington Post - 2 months
Has 'Springtime for Hitler' finally met its match? What, after all, could be a better example of bad taste than a figure-skating routine performed by a man and a woman dressed as concentration camp inmates, complete with stripes and yellow stars? Clearly, Mel Brooks chose the wrong season for his Hitler-themed broadway scam. Winter is coming, accessorized with Holocaust kitsch. Last Saturday's episode of 'Ice Age' (which the New York Times describes as a 'celebrity ice-dancing show on Russian television') hit a particular viral sweet spot: part 'wacky Russian' YouTube video (like the dash cam videos popularized by Jon Stewart after the Chelyabinsk meteor), part Putinist horror story (former Olympic ice skater Tatiana Navka is married to presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov). The response in the West is unsurprising and understandable. The comedian Sarah Silverman put it best when she tweeted, 'Oh those whacky Holocaust victims (OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD).' And this ...
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The World Mourns Leonard Cohen -- A Loss It Didn't Need Right Now
Huffington Post - 4 months
Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder ― 2016 has been full of tough losses.  And Thursday’s announcement of singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen’s death came as yet another crushing blow, particularly for those still reeling from Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election. Following the news, beautiful tributes to Cohen began pouring in. Many, from Patton Oswalt to Johnny Knoxville, wondered when 2016 would give the world a break.   Leonard Cohen dying is so goddamned symbolic right now. You just don't let up, do you 2016? — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2016 RIP Leonard Cohen. Ugh. It feels pointed, this death. It's making us remember songs like Come Healing which is a good one for these days — Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 11, 2016 R.I.P. the great Leonard Cohen.❤️❤️#canwebedonewith2016 pic.twitter.com/ALxIVcfP7n — Johnny Knoxville (@realjknoxville) November 11, 2016 As of the week could get ...
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Kate Beckinsale And Len Wiseman Are Divorcing After 11 Years Of Marriage
Huffington Post - 4 months
It’s over for Kate Beckinsale and director Len Wiseman.  TMZ reported Tuesday that the “Total Recall” director filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Both he and Beckinsale have reportedly waived any rights to spousal support. The pair, who have been rumored to be separated since last November, were married in 2004 and have no children together.  Both Beckinsale, 43, and Wiseman, 43, have both been photographed without their wedding bands in recent months. The pair met on the set of “Underworld,” a 2003 film Wiseman directed and Beckinsale starred in. Wiseman went on to direct Beckinsale in multiple “Underworld” films as well a “Total Recall” remake. In an appearance on “The Tonight Show” in 2012, Beckinsale joked about how the couple kept their arguments private given how often they filmed together.  Instead of yelling, she said they opted to text each other. “You’d be amazed how fast you can type ‘douchebag,’” the actress joked.  Prior to marrying W ...
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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now
Yahoo News - 4 months
Today's post covering the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is a solid one from top to bottom, but there are a few gems in there that you definitely won't want to miss. Check out the full list below and be sure to head back to yesterday's post if you want a few more freebies. MUST SEE:  These custom wallpapers unlock a hidden glitch in the iPhone’s interface These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged. Minecraft: Story Mode Normally $4.99. THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME IN THE WORLD OF MINECRAFT! **Episode 8: A Journey's End? ...
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Maroon 5’s latest music video is a Pokemon Go parody, because of course it is
Yahoo News - 4 months
Although Pokemon Go might not be as huge as it was a few months ago, it's still one of the top grossing apps on iOS and Android and regularly finds its way into the headlines . Inspired by the game's success, the band Maroon 5 decided to dress up as ripoff Pokemon in the music video for their song "Don't Wanna Know." SEE ALSO:  One of the most popular Pokemon Go map trackers is being revived this weekend Along with being extremely bizarre, the video is surprisingly funny and absolutely jam-packed with celebrity cameos. Ed Helms can be seen running from a group of children about a minute into the video, Sarah Silverman portrays Adam Levine's ex-girlfriend, and there's even an extended outro featuring Vince Vaughn as a Pokemon who's tired of running away. If anything, I'm glad this video exists just so that we know what a Pokemon drinking out of a bottle of whiskey by a pool might look like, because I have a feeling that's not going to be part of the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Moon games. H ...
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New 'SNL' Cast Member Melissa Villaseñor Does A Better J.Lo Than J.Lo
Huffington Post - 4 months
Melissa Villaseñor, one of the new cast members on “Saturday Night Live,” has already started making waves on the air.  From her spot-on Sarah Silverman impression on “Celebrity Family Feud” to her role as CBS news anchor Elaine Quijano during the vice presidential debate parody last weekend, it’s not hard to see why the comedian was cast on the show.  Before she joined “SNL,” Villaseñor was a contributor to Màs Mejor, a comedy showcase for Latino talent. During that time, the comedian starred in a series called “Daily Itineraries,” in which she impersonated various celebrities ― like Jennifer Lopez, as seen below ― reviewing their oft-ridiculous daily plans. The video of J.Lo’s itinerary, featuring Villaseñor doing her best impression of the “Booty” singer, recently began making the rounds online again. It was first posted this summer, but it’s just as funny now as we thought it was then.  Watch below as Villaseñor J.Lo runs through her daily to-do list, ...
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New 'SNL' Cast Member Melissa Villaseñor Does A Better J.Lo Than J.Lo
Huffington Post - 4 months
Melissa Villaseñor, one of the new cast members on “Saturday Night Live,” has already started making waves on the air.  From her spot-on Sarah Silverman impression on “Celebrity Family Feud” to her role as CBS news anchor Elaine Quijano during the vice presidential debate parody last weekend, it’s not hard to see why the comedian was cast on the show.  Before she joined “SNL,” Villaseñor was a contributor to Màs Mejor, a comedy showcase for Latino talent. During that time, the comedian starred in a series called “Daily Itineraries,” in which she impersonated various celebrities ― like Jennifer Lopez, as seen below ― reviewing their oft-ridiculous daily plans. The video of J.Lo’s itinerary, featuring Villaseñor doing her best impression of the “Booty” singer, recently began making the rounds online again. It was first posted this summer, but it’s just as funny now as we thought it was then.  Watch below as Villaseñor J.Lo runs through her daily to-do list, ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Silverman
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    Silverman spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton.
    More Details Hide Details She urged other Sanders supporters to back Hillary Clinton and later, amid some boos from some Sanders supporters, said, "Can I say something? To the 'Bernie or Bust' people, you're being ridiculous." The Washington Post and Politico called this one of the most memorable moments of the night. The New York Times called her speech "the perfect breath of fresh air." Michael Grunwald of Politico coined the term "Silverman Democrats" for Sanders supporters who followed Sanders's advice to support Clinton in the general election.
    In July 2016, Silverman spent a week in the intensive care unit at Cedars Sinai Hospital with epiglottitis.
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  • 2015
    Age 44
    In 2015, Silverman endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States, saying, "He says what he means & he means what he says & he's not for sale."
    More Details Hide Details She had previously introduced Sen. Sanders at a rally in Los Angeles, California that drew an audience of over 27,500 people.
    In 2015, she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign had been collecting signatures for; the letter was addressed to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, urging them to focus on women, as they serve as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa, respectively, which will start to set the priorities in development funding before a main UN summit in September 2015 that will establish new development goals for the generation.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    Silverman began dating Welsh actor Michael Sheen in January 2014.
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  • 2011
    Age 40
    Silverman and comedian Kyle Dunnigan were in a relationship from October 2011 to December 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    Silverman began dating television writer Alec Sulkin in early 2010; they met via Twitter after she sent him a personal message and they split up months later in October 2010, but remain friends.
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    Her autobiography, published in April 2010, entitled The Bedwetter, explores the subject, among others.
    More Details Hide Details She stated she did not want to get married until same-sex couples were able to. She stated she does not want to have biological children to avoid the risk that they might inherit her depression. Silverman's biological sister, Laura, played her sister on The Sarah Silverman Program. An older sister, Susan, is a rabbi who lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Yosef Abramowitz, the co-founder and president of Arava Power Company, and their five children. Silverman considers herself culturally Jewish, which she has frequently mined for material, but says she is agnostic and does not follow Judaism, claiming, "I have no religion. But culturally I can't escape it; I'm very Jewish."
    Silverman wrote a comic memoir, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, which was published in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Silverman played Geraldine alongside Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in Take This Waltz, written and directed by Sarah Polley. The film was well received when it premiered in Toronto in 2011 and was picked up by Magnolia for U.S. distribution in summer 2012. At the Toronto International Film Festival, she told the press she'd deliberately gained weight for the part, which required a nude scene, emphasizing that Polley wanted "real bodies and real women." In interviews she warned fans not to expect too much. However, she later told podcaster and author Julie Klausner that she had not really gained weight for the role, and that the statements were meant as self-deprecating humor. On September 20, 2012, Silverman made a public service announcement (PSA) criticizing new voter identification laws that create obstacles to the ability of certain groups to vote in the November presidential election, i.e., young, old, poor, and minority citizens. The project was financed by the Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER) and was co-produced by Mik Moore and Ari Wallach (the pair that also co-produced The Great Schlep and Scissor Sheldon).
  • 2009
    Age 38
    She appeared in Strange Powers, the 2009 documentary by Kerthy Fix and Gail O'Hara about cult songwriter Stephin Merritt and his band The Magnetic Fields.
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    In July 2008, Vanity Fair reported that the couple had split. However, in October 2008, the media reported they were on "the road back to being together". The couple attended the wedding of Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky, but split again in March 2009.
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    On September 13, 2008, Silverman won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for writing the song "I'm Fucking Matt Damon".
    More Details Hide Details Silverman guest-starred in a second-season episode of the USA cable program Monk as Marci Maven. She returned in the sixth season premiere and for the 100th episode of Monk. According to the audio commentary on the Clerks II DVD, director Kevin Smith offered her the role that eventually went to Rosario Dawson, but she turned it down out of fear of being typecast in "girlfriend roles". However, she told Smith the script was "really funny" and mentioned that if the role of Randal Graves was being offered to her she "would do it in a heartbeat."
    In January 2008, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to show Jimmy Kimmel, her boyfriend at the time, a special video.
    More Details Hide Details The video turned out to be a song called "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" in which she and Matt Damon sang a duet about having an affair behind Kimmel's back. The video created an "instant YouTube sensation." She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. Kimmel responded with his own video a month later with Damon's friend Ben Affleck, which enlisted a panoply of stars to record Kimmel's song "I'm Fucking Ben Affleck".
  • 2007
    Age 36
    She made her network standup comedy debut on the Late Show with David Letterman in July 2007.
    More Details Hide Details She had small parts in the films There's Something About Mary, Say It Isn't So, School of Rock, The Way of the Gun, Overnight Delivery, Screwed, Heartbreakers, Evolution, School for Scoundrels, and Rent, playing a mixture of comic and serious roles.
    In September 2007 she appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Following the comeback performance of Britney Spears, Silverman mocked her on stage, saying: "Wow, she is amazing. I mean, she is 25 years old, and she has already accomplished everything she's going to accomplish in her life."
    In June 2007, she hosted the MTV Movie Awards.
    More Details Hide Details During her opening act, she commented on the upcoming jail sentence of Paris Hilton, who was in the audience, saying: "In a couple of days, Paris Hilton is going to jail. As a matter of fact, I heard that to make her feel more comfortable in prison, the guards are going to paint the bars to look like penises. I think it is wrong, too. I just worry she is going to break her teeth on those things."
    Her television sitcom The Sarah Silverman Program debuted on Comedy Central in February 2007, the series had 1.81 million viewers and portrays the day-to-day adventures of fictionalized versions of Silverman, her sister Laura, and their friends.
    More Details Hide Details A number of comedic actors from Mr. Show have appeared on The Sarah Silverman Program. Silverman was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her acting on the show. At the awards ceremony, she wore a fake mustache. Comedy Central canceled The Sarah Silverman Program after three seasons.
    In 2007, she placed 29th and appeared on the cover.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    In 2006, Silverman placed 50th on Maxim Hot 100 List.
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  • 2005
    Age 34
    In 2005, Silverman released a concert film, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, based on her one-woman show of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Liam Lynch directed the film, which was distributed by Roadside Attractions. It received 64% positive ratings based on 84 reviews on the film critics aggregator Web site Rotten Tomatoes, and earned approximately $1.3 million at the box office As part of the film's publicity campaign, she appeared online in Slate as the cover subject of Heeb magazine and in roasts on Comedy Central of Pamela Anderson and Hugh Hefner. Silverman played a therapist in a skit for a bonus DVD of the album Lullabies to Paralyze by the band Queens of the Stone Age. Silverman also appears at the end of the video for American glam metal band Steel Panther's "Death To All But Metal." On Jimmy Kimmel Live! Silverman parodied sketches from Chappelle's Show, replaying Dave Chappelle's characterizations of Rick James and "Tyrone" as well as a Donnell Rawlings character based on the miniseries Roots.
  • 2002
    Age 31
    Silverman began dating Jimmy Kimmel in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details She referred to the relationship in some of her comedy, joking: "I'm Jewish, but I wear this Saint Christopher medal sometimes; my boyfriend is Catholic — but you know... it was cute the way he gave it to me. He said if it doesn't burn a hole through my skin, it will protect me."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 26
    She also starred in the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show (1995–1997) and had the leading role for the 1997 independent film Who's the Caboose?, about a pair of New York comedians (Silverman and director Sam Seder) going to Los Angeles during pilot season to try to get a part in a television series; the film features numerous young stand-up comedians in supporting roles but never received a widespread theatrical release.
    More Details Hide Details Silverman and Seder later made a six-episode television series sequel entitled Pilot Season in which Silverman stars as the same character and Seder again directed. She also made TV program guest appearances, including on Star Trek: Voyager in the two-part-time travel episode "Future's End" (1996); Seinfeld in the episode "The Money" (1997); V.I.P. in the episode "48 Hours" (2002); Greg the Bunny as a series regular (2002); and on the puppet television comedy Crank Yankers as the voice of Hadassah Guberman (2003, 2007).
  • 1992
    Age 21
    After beginning her stand-up comedy in 1992, Silverman was part of the 1993–94 season of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for 18 weeks as a writer and featured player.
    More Details Hide Details She was fired after one season where only one of the sketches she wrote survived to dress rehearsal and none aired, although she did appear on the show as a cast member in skits, usually in smaller supporting roles. Bob Odenkirk, a former SNL writer, explained, "I could see how it wouldn't work at SNL because she's got her own voice, she's very much Sarah Silverman all the time. She can play a character but she doesn't disappear into the character—she makes the character her." She has stated that she was not ready for SNL when she got the job. She said that when she was fired it hurt her confidence for a year, but after that nothing could hurt her and that she attributes her time to SNL as being a key reason why she has been so tough in her career. Later, she was grateful that her SNL time was short, because it didn't end up defining her. She parodied the situation when she appeared on The Larry Sanders Show episode "The New Writer" (1996), playing Sanders' new staff writer, whose jokes are not used because of the chauvinism and bias of the male chief comedy writer, who favors the jokes of his male co-writers. She appeared in three episodes of Larry Sanders during its final two seasons.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on December 1, 1970.
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