Los Angeles, CA: performed at the El Rey Theatre
Funny, irreverent, fearless, hardcore: all can be used to describe actress/comedienne Sarah Silverman and her unremitting style of humor. Silverman has built a career tackling controversial subjects head-on. While most might only scratch the surface, Silverman dives right into the murky depths of race, religion and sex–though she doesn’t explore them as issues per se, her blasé, seemingly prejudiced outbursts serve to effectively deflate taboos, her winsome looks excusing her “offenses.”
Born on December 1, 1970, Silverman grew up one of four daughters in a middle-class home in Bedford, New Hampshire. Silverman was always interested in comedy, and even wrote the phrase “I Love Steve Martin” on her bedroom ceiling. At 17, Silverman performed her first stand-up act at Stitches in Boston. After dropping out of New York University, she graduated to open mic appearances in Manhattan, which led to regular comedy gigs and tours around the country. While on the road, she was spotted by scouts for “Saturday Night Live,” and at 22, Silverman was writing and performing on the show.
Along with performing stand up, Sarah Silverman has made numerous TV appearances, both as a guest on shows such as “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and as a regular on shows such as “Greg the Bunny” and “Crank Yankers.” She starred in, wrote for, and produced her own show, “The Sarah Silverman Program” from 2007 to 2010. Silverman has also been in many movies such as School of Rock, The Muppets, and the soon-to-be-released Wreck-It Ralph.