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12th Jul '13 7:34:47 AM Gitman
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Actress and comedienne born December 1, 1970, best known for her incredibly dark and vulgar sense of humor, and her show ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram''. She was a cast member and writer on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the 1993-1994 season, but didn't show off the humor she'd be known for today and was let go after a season via fax. In the early 2000s she appeared as a regular on ''MrShow'' and ''GregTheBunny'' and a recurring voice actor on ''CrankYankers'', showcased her StandupComedy act in the 2005 films ''Film/TheAristocrats'' and ''Jesus Is Magic'', and frequently guested on then-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's late night show.

On the big screen she has had smaller parts in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' and ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''. On TV she has had minor parts on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (as the replacement voice for Fry's girlfriend, Michelle, on "The Cryonic Woman." Michelle, as seen on "Space Pilot 3000," was voiced by KathSoucie, a career voice actress), ''Series/{{JAG}}'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Series/TheGoodWife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as Nikki, a fourth grade girl who [[{{Tsundere}} flip-flops between loving Bart and hating his guts]] as seen on "Stealing First Base" and "Moonshine River"), and ''{{VIP}}''.
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!!!Related Tropes
* AlliterativeName
* BlackComedyRape: Alluded to be the subject of it in a lot of her stand-up routines.
* ChristmasSongs / AntiChristmasSong: "Give the Jew Girl Toys"
* CloudCuckoolander: Most of her acting roles are this.
* GenkiGirl: They are also often this. [[Series/{{Monk}} Marci Maven]] is arguably the best example.
* InnocentBigot: Much of her shtick, particularly in her TV series, is that the character she portrays is a naïve racist who doesn't know any better.
* [[NWordPrivileges J-Word Privileges]]: She probably wouldn't be able to get away with half of her jokes about Jews if she wasn't Jewish herself. Then again, she makes plenty of jokes about non-Jews as well.
* TheLadette
* LeFilmArtistique: Her YouTube video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQA17vK7AY Fête des Pets]]" ("Fart Party").
* MsFanservice
* PapaWolf: Sarah's [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/rabbi-letter-sarah-silverman_n_1968287.html father.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Her role as Vanellope in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' was initially caught up in her (deserved) reputation as a vulgar comedienne it ''is'' a Disney film, after all but once the movie came out and people saw it, they realized that Van (and Sarah) had HiddenDepths.
** Then there's her "Uncle Sarah" iPhone app, which basically casts her in the role of [[SesameStreetCred babysitter for toddlers]]. (No, really.) She's also appeared in an episode of ''Series/YoGabbaGabba''.
** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in more of a straight dramatic role, playing the recovering-alcoholic sister of one of the leads.
* PrecisionFStrike: Although she's usually pretty vulgar, she's a master of knowing just when to unleash a particularly nasty word.
** Great example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eALkqAWJmDw here]], before clustering.
* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By NBC]]: She was on ''SaturdayNightLive'' for one season, didn't appear much in sketches or had the chance to showcase the type of humor she'd be known for later, and was then faxed a statement saying that they didn't need her back. This, along with JaneaneGarofalo's time on the show, was proof for a lot of people to claim that ''SNL'' was an "unfair boys' club" back before TinaFey turned it around and showed that crude, satirical humor knows no gender.
* SheCleansUpNicely
* StealthInsult: Pretty much the DonRickles of the back-handed compliment.
* ToiletHumor: Often.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Sarah does, frequently. Examples [[http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TBS/TBS04/Ben/jflPhotoGallery/sarahSilverman/jfl12ssandguestssarahsilverman2edwardmpioroda640x960.jpg here]] and [[http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Amnesty+International+Secret+Policeman+Ball+OajdL1Q1odPl.jpg here]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Frequently with aforementioned shorts.
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[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sarah-silverman_170.jpg]]
Actress and comedienne born December 1, 1970, best known for her incredibly dark and vulgar sense of humor, and her show ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram''. She was a cast member and writer on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the 1993-1994 season, but didn't show off the humor she'd be known for today and was let go after a season via fax. In the early 2000s she appeared as a regular on ''MrShow'' and ''GregTheBunny'' and a recurring voice actor on ''CrankYankers'', showcased her StandupComedy act in the 2005 films ''Film/TheAristocrats'' and ''Jesus Is Magic'', and frequently guested on then-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's late night show.

On the big screen she has had smaller parts in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'' and ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary''. On TV she has had minor parts on ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' (as the replacement voice for Fry's girlfriend, Michelle, on "The Cryonic Woman." Michelle, as seen on "Space Pilot 3000," was voiced by KathSoucie, a career voice actress), ''Series/{{JAG}}'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', ''Series/TheGoodWife'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (as Nikki, a fourth grade girl who [[{{Tsundere}} flip-flops between loving Bart and hating his guts]] as seen on "Stealing First Base" and "Moonshine River"), and ''{{VIP}}''.
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!!!Related Tropes
* AlliterativeName
* BlackComedyRape: Alluded to be the subject of it in a lot of her stand-up routines.
* ChristmasSongs / AntiChristmasSong: "Give the Jew Girl Toys"
* CloudCuckoolander: Most of her acting roles are this.
* GenkiGirl: They are also often this. [[Series/{{Monk}} Marci Maven]] is arguably the best example.
* InnocentBigot: Much of her shtick, particularly in her TV series, is that the character she portrays is a naïve racist who doesn't know any better.
* [[NWordPrivileges J-Word Privileges]]: She probably wouldn't be able to get away with half of her jokes about Jews if she wasn't Jewish herself. Then again, she makes plenty of jokes about non-Jews as well.
* TheLadette
* LeFilmArtistique: Her YouTube video "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlQA17vK7AY Fête des Pets]]" ("Fart Party").
* MsFanservice
* PapaWolf: Sarah's [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/rabbi-letter-sarah-silverman_n_1968287.html father.]]
* PlayingAgainstType: Her role as Vanellope in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' was initially caught up in her (deserved) reputation as a vulgar comedienne it ''is'' a Disney film, after all but once the movie came out and people saw it, they realized that Van (and Sarah) had HiddenDepths.
** Then there's her "Uncle Sarah" iPhone app, which basically casts her in the role of [[SesameStreetCred babysitter for toddlers]]. (No, really.) She's also appeared in an episode of ''Series/YoGabbaGabba''.
** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in more of a straight dramatic role, playing the recovering-alcoholic sister of one of the leads.
* PrecisionFStrike: Although she's usually pretty vulgar, she's a master of knowing just when to unleash a particularly nasty word.
** Great example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eALkqAWJmDw here]], before clustering.
* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By NBC]]: She was on ''SaturdayNightLive'' for one season, didn't appear much in sketches or had the chance to showcase the type of humor she'd be known for later, and was then faxed a statement saying that they didn't need her back. This, along with JaneaneGarofalo's time on the show, was proof for a lot of people to claim that ''SNL'' was an "unfair boys' club" back before TinaFey turned it around and showed that crude, satirical humor knows no gender.
* SheCleansUpNicely
* StealthInsult: Pretty much the DonRickles of the back-handed compliment.
* ToiletHumor: Often.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Sarah does, frequently. Examples [[http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TBS/TBS04/Ben/jflPhotoGallery/sarahSilverman/jfl12ssandguestssarahsilverman2edwardmpioroda640x960.jpg here]] and [[http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Amnesty+International+Secret+Policeman+Ball+OajdL1Q1odPl.jpg here]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Frequently with aforementioned shorts.
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12th Jul '13 7:22:48 AM Gitman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dear lord yes.
5th Jul '13 12:01:57 PM bunchacrunch
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* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By NBC]]: She was on ''SaturdayNightLive'' for one season, didn't appear much in sketches or had the chance to showcase the type of humor she'd be known for later, and was then faxed a statement saying that they didn't need her back. This, along with JaneaneGarofalo's time on the show, was proof for a lot of people to claim that ''SNL'' was an "unfair boys' club" back before TinaFey turned it around and showed that women can be just as funny as the men.

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* [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By NBC]]: She was on ''SaturdayNightLive'' for one season, didn't appear much in sketches or had the chance to showcase the type of humor she'd be known for later, and was then faxed a statement saying that they didn't need her back. This, along with JaneaneGarofalo's time on the show, was proof for a lot of people to claim that ''SNL'' was an "unfair boys' club" back before TinaFey turned it around and showed that women can be just as funny as the men.crude, satirical humor knows no gender.
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* [[NWordPrivileges J-Word Privileges]]: She probably wouldn't be able to get away with half of her jokes about Jews if she wasn't Jewish herself. Then again, she makes plenty of jokes about non-Jews as well.



* [[NWordPrivileges J-Word Privileges]]: She probably wouldn't be able to get away with half of her jokes about Jews if she wasn't Jewish herself. Then again, she makes plenty of jokes about non-Jews as well.
28th Jun '13 4:04:54 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheLadette
14th Jun '13 3:06:44 AM Telcontar
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** Then there's her "Uncle Sarah" iPhone app, which basically casts her in the role of [[SesameStreetCred babysitter for toddlers]]. (No, really.) She's also appeared in an episode of ''YoGabbaGabba''.

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** Then there's her "Uncle Sarah" iPhone app, which basically casts her in the role of [[SesameStreetCred babysitter for toddlers]]. (No, really.) She's also appeared in an episode of ''YoGabbaGabba''.''Series/YoGabbaGabba''.
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** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in a straight dramatic role as the recovering alcoholic sister of the main character.

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** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in more of a straight dramatic role as role, playing the recovering alcoholic recovering-alcoholic sister of one of the main character.leads.
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** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in a straight dramatic role as the recovering alcoholic sister of MichelleWilliams' character.

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** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in a straight dramatic role as the recovering alcoholic sister of MichelleWilliams' the main character.
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** SarahPolley's 2011 film ''Take This Waltz'' has Silverman in a straight dramatic role as the recovering alcoholic sister of MichelleWilliams' character.
5th Jun '13 9:22:09 AM bunchacrunch
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Actress and comedienne born December 1, 1970, best known for her incredibly dark and vulgar sense of humor, and her show ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram''. She was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the 1993-1994 season, but didn't show off the humor she'd be known for today and was let go after a season. In the early 2000s she appeared as a regular on ''MrShow'' and ''GregTheBunny'' and a recurring voice actor on ''CrankYankers'', showcased her StandupComedy act in the 2005 films ''Film/TheAristocrats'' and ''Jesus Is Magic'', and frequently guested on then-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's late night show.

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Actress and comedienne born December 1, 1970, best known for her incredibly dark and vulgar sense of humor, and her show ''TheSarahSilvermanProgram''. She was a cast member and writer on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the 1993-1994 season, but didn't show off the humor she'd be known for today and was let go after a season.season via fax. In the early 2000s she appeared as a regular on ''MrShow'' and ''GregTheBunny'' and a recurring voice actor on ''CrankYankers'', showcased her StandupComedy act in the 2005 films ''Film/TheAristocrats'' and ''Jesus Is Magic'', and frequently guested on then-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's late night show.
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