Actress and comedienne born December 1, 1970, best known for her incredibly dark and vulgar sense of humor, and her show The Sarah Silverman Program
. She was a cast member and writer on Saturday Night Live
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 Mr. Show
and Greg the Bunny
and a recurring voice actor on Crank Yankers
, showcased her Standup Comedy
act in the 2005 films The Aristocrats
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 School of Rock
and There's Something About Mary
. On TV she has had minor parts on American Dad!
(as the replacement voice for Fry's girlfriend, Michelle, on "The Cryonic Woman." Michelle, as seen on "Space Pilot 3000," was voiced by Kath Soucie
, a career voice actress), JAG
, Star Trek: Voyager
, The Good Wife
, The Simpsons
(as Nikki, a fourth grade girl who flip-flops between loving Bart and hating his guts
, in "Stealing First Base" and "Moonshine River"), and V.I.P.
- Ambiguously Brown: Her very unique facial structure probably had some people wondering if she was, say, Chinese when they first saw her. (Ironically, she once joked about getting out of jury duty by saying: "I love Chinks.")
- Black Comedy Rape: Alluded to be the subject of it in a lot of her stand-up routines.
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: She abstains from alcohol in real life, citing her "Jewish stomach".
- Christmas Songs / Anti Christmas Song: "Give the Jew Girl Toys"
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Most of her acting roles are this.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: She and her sister Laura voice Ollie and Andy Pesto, respectively, on Bob's Burgers.
- Genki Girl: They are also often this. Marci Maven is arguably the best example.
- Girlish Pigtails: She often wears her hair in these.
- Innocent Bigot: 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.
- 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.
- The Lad-ette
- Le Film Artistique: Her YouTube video "Fête des Pets" ("Fart Party").
- Ms. Fanservice
- Papa Wolf: Sarah's father.
- Playing Against Type: Her role as Vanellope in Wreck-It Ralph 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 Hidden Depths.
- Then there's her "Uncle Sarah" iPhone app, which basically casts her in the role of babysitter for toddlers. (No, really.) She's also appeared in an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.
- She's also had more serious supporting roles in the dramedy films Peep World and Take This Waltz.
- Precision F-Strike: Although she's usually pretty vulgar, she's a master of knowing just when to unleash a particularly nasty word.
- Screwed By NBC: She was on Saturday Night Live 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 Janeane Garofalo's time on the show, was proof for a lot of people to claim that SNL was an "unfair boys' club" back before Tina Fey turned it around and showed that crude, satirical humor knows no gender.
- She Cleans Up Nicely
- Stealth Insult: Pretty much the Don Rickles of the back-handed compliment.
- Toilet Humor: Often. She's also not afraid to poke fun at (and even wrote a book about) the bedwetting problem she had as a child and is 99.9% cured of these days.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Sarah does, frequently. Examples here◊ and here◊.
- Zettai Ryouiki: Frequently with aforementioned shorts.