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10 Amusing Truths You Did Not Know About Sarah Silverman

1. Sarah Kate Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer.

2. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, and religion, having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion. For her work on television she won two Primetime Emmy Awards.

3. Silverman was a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She released an autobiography The Bedwetter in 2010.

4. In 2015, she starred in the drama I Smile Back, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

5. Her sisters are Rabbi Susan Silverman, screenwriter Jodyne Silverman, and actress Laura Silverman; her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was three months old.

6. The first time Silverman performed stand-up comedy was in Boston at age 17, she described her performance as “awful”.

7. After beginning her stand-up comedy in 1992, Silverman was part of the 1993–94 season of Saturday Night Live for 18 weeks as a writer and featured player.

8. 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.

9. She appeared in three episodes of Larry Sanders during its final two seasons.

10. Silverman was a featured performer on the HBO sketch comedy show Mr. Show 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.

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