Sarah Kate Silverman (born December 1, 1970) is an American comedian, writer and actress. Although usually credited as Sarah Silverman, she is sometimes credited by her nickname Big S or Sarah 'Big S' Silverman. Her comedy deals with topical humor and satire, societal taboos, and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion.
Her comedy acts are sometimes performed from a caricatured or stereotypical Jewish-American princess perspective, in which, according to Village Voice writer Michael Musto, she mocks bigotry and ethnic or religious stereotypes by endorsing them ironically. Silverman stars in and produces the The Sarah Silverman Program, which debuted February 1, 2007, on Comedy Central.
Silverman made the cover of London's March 12, 2006 Sunday Observer magazine with an article titled "If women aren't funny, how come the world's hottest, most controversial comedian is female?"
On June 3, 2007, Silverman hosted the MTV Movie Awards. During her opening act, she commented on Paris Hilton's then-upcoming jail sentence with Paris Hilton being in attendance: "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."
On September 9, 2007, Silverman appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards. Subsequently Silverman mocked Britney Spears following her comeback performance, saying she's "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. It’s mind-blowing," and called Britney's children "the most adorable mistakes you will ever see".
Silverman's own sitcom, The Sarah Silverman Program, debuted on Comedy Central on February 1, 2007. It is similar to the popular The Larry Sanders Show in that it presents a fictionalized version of the actress.
The show proved to be a ratings success, scoring the highest premiere ratings that a Comedy Central show had in three years, with 1.8 million viewers and the highest 18–49 rating of the night on cable.
On the Comedy Central Roast for Hugh Hefner in 2001 -" Jimmy Kimmel, everyone. He's fat and has no charisma. Watch your back, Danny Aiello!"
Silverman is a fan of Jenny Lewis and appeared in one of Lewis's music videos. She also is a fan of comedian Steve Martin and got a lot of inspiration from him while growing up.
- Who's the Caboose? (1997)
- Overnight Delivery (1998)
- Bulworth (1998)
- There's Something About Mary (1998)
- The Bachelor (1999)
- What Planet Are You From? (2000)
- Screwed (2000)
- The Way of the Gun (2000)
- Black Days (2001)
- Say It Isn't So (2001)
- Heartbreakers (2001)
- Evolution (2001)
- Run Ronnie Run (2002)
- School of Rock (2003)
- Hair High (2004) (voice)
- The Aristocrats (2005) (documentary)
- Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (2005)
- Rent (2005)
- I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)
- School for Scoundrels (2006)
- Fired! (2007) (documentary)
- Certifiably Jonathan (2007) (documentary)
- Futurama: Bender's Big Score
- Strippers Pole (2002)
- Nobody's Perfect (2004)
- Supermarket (2004)
- Give The Jew Girl Toys (satirical music video)