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Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Birthday: 1 December 1970, Bedford, New Hampshire, USA
Birth Name: Sarah Kate Silverman
Height: 170 cm

Two-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Silverman is one of the most versatile talents in entertainment, with credits including that of actress, creator, writer, executive producer, comedian, and author. Sil ...Show more

Sarah Silverman
I've turned down things that, I just go "I'd rather do stand-up than say this shitty exposition for Show more I've turned down things that, I just go "I'd rather do stand-up than say this shitty exposition for bad writing." It's just not fun, like "but you're a lawyer and he loves you!" Good writing doesn't need some Greek chorus in the form of a sassy friend. Hide
I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it. I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it.
I have very vivid dreams - almost always action-adventure. I'm often on the run. I've always had dre Show more I have very vivid dreams - almost always action-adventure. I'm often on the run. I've always had dreams. When I was little, I'd go to sleep with my head on my hands, which were in fists like I was looking through a camera. I felt like sleep was the movies - just drifting off to the movies. Hide
You want to make people laugh and by virtue of that please them, but when you're instructed to make Show more You want to make people laugh and by virtue of that please them, but when you're instructed to make people laugh and please them, you're too resentful to do it. Hide
Growing up, I always loved Disney movies, but the first movie I remember seeing is 'Sleepers,' so I Show more Growing up, I always loved Disney movies, but the first movie I remember seeing is 'Sleepers,' so I wasn't really taken to children's movies. Hide
I was always the class clown; I made my family laugh, and that was when I was always happiest. I gre Show more I was always the class clown; I made my family laugh, and that was when I was always happiest. I grew up listening to stand-up comedians' albums and watching them on TV, on The Tonight Show and Letterman. Hide
Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn't. It focuses on facts. Some people say my humor focuses too much on stereotypes. It doesn't. It focuses on facts.
I'm always writing; I'm always jotting things down on paper or making notes in my iPhone. Then I'll Show more I'm always writing; I'm always jotting things down on paper or making notes in my iPhone. Then I'll make myself sit down and kind of shape it up, but there's really no other way to practice other than onstage. Hide
And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, Show more And then before going back for my sophomore year, I decided to change my major to arts and sciences, and my dad cut a deal with me: He said if I'd quit school he'd pay my rent for the next three years, as if I were in school. Hide
Everyone self-Googles. And, I have, of course, the Google alert. Everyone self-Googles. And, I have, of course, the Google alert.
I'd have to be honest: I have contempt for pretty much every drug other than pot. I find drunk peopl Show more I'd have to be honest: I have contempt for pretty much every drug other than pot. I find drunk people gross. Most people with more than one drink in them aren't giggly, goofy and happy the way people are with a puff of pot smoke in them. . . . At a party, I have so much fun stoned, flitting about -- but once I sniff that first wave of drunkenness on someone, I'm out of there. Hide
I mean, I talk about being Jewish a lot. It's funny because I do think of myself as Jewish ethnicall Show more I mean, I talk about being Jewish a lot. It's funny because I do think of myself as Jewish ethnically, but I'm not religious at all. I have no religion. Hide
Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears a Show more Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it. Hide
[on the US-Iraq war of 2003:] "This is not the first time that Europe has been passive while a Jew-h Show more [on the US-Iraq war of 2003:] "This is not the first time that Europe has been passive while a Jew-hating tyrant with a weird looking mustache killed the people by giving them gas. [Pause.] Obviously I'm talking about Chef Boyardee." Hide
I'm doing a lot of stand-up, but not like when you're living in New York and you can do three sets a Show more I'm doing a lot of stand-up, but not like when you're living in New York and you can do three sets a night and it's your life, and you sleep all day and you wake up and you eat with a bunch of other comics and then get ready for the night. Hide
I enjoy the last quarter of all basketball games. I enjoy the last quarter of all basketball games.
I like my life alone. I mean, I love being with friends and I love kissing and loving someone to pie Show more I like my life alone. I mean, I love being with friends and I love kissing and loving someone to pieces. But it's hard to find someone who doesn't ultimately start judging you and your choices. Men like to squash you. I just want someone who's happy with himself, happy with his life. He doesn't have to squash mine. Hide
But I think you can make fun of anything as long as it's funny enough. But I think you can make fun of anything as long as it's funny enough.
It fills me with a weird rage to wear shoes that make me not able to walk easily or run if I had to. Show more It fills me with a weird rage to wear shoes that make me not able to walk easily or run if I had to. It feeds into this whole 'war on women' thing in my head. Hide
Earlier in my career, I was really tight, really together, and knew who I was and I was confident. I Show more Earlier in my career, I was really tight, really together, and knew who I was and I was confident. I kind of feel in between now. Hide
They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle. They've got great parents; I'm just trying to be the fun uncle.
Smells definitely do have a crazy impact on me. Smells definitely do have a crazy impact on me.
I think maybe I became funny because as a kid, I was a Jew in a town of no Jews, and being funny jus Show more I think maybe I became funny because as a kid, I was a Jew in a town of no Jews, and being funny just instinctively came about as a way to put people at ease around me. Hide
I think I've been called edgy - but in all honesty, there is a safety in what I do because I'm alway Show more I think I've been called edgy - but in all honesty, there is a safety in what I do because I'm always the idiot. Unless you're just listening to buzz words and not taking into account the context of the situation, you see I'm always the ignoramus. Hide
I had a lot of depression as a kid. I had a lot of depression as a kid.
Men like to squash you. I just want someone who's happy with himself, happy with his life. He doesn' Show more Men like to squash you. I just want someone who's happy with himself, happy with his life. He doesn't have to squash mine. Hide
I like my messiness on stage, though I watch comics who come at a joke from every angle and I think, Show more I like my messiness on stage, though I watch comics who come at a joke from every angle and I think, 'Yeah! That's how it's done!' But for me it's the audience. If I feel connected to them, I have so much fun, and if not, it stinks. Hide
Traditionally, I have no right to talk about race. I'm white; I didn't grow up in an all-black neigh Show more Traditionally, I have no right to talk about race. I'm white; I didn't grow up in an all-black neighborhood. But the license I see for myself is I'm a member of the world. Hide
Well, I'm not afraid to say something if I think it's funny, even if it's harsh or racist. Well, I'm not afraid to say something if I think it's funny, even if it's harsh or racist.
If you are truly offended by an 80-year-old man saying you're not funny, then you're probably not fu Show more If you are truly offended by an 80-year-old man saying you're not funny, then you're probably not funny. Hide
It shows the truth - that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion Show more It shows the truth - that the real meaning of a word is only as powerful or harmless as the emotion behind it. Hide
Was that incredible? Britney Spears. Wow. She is amazing. She is 25 years old and she's already acco Show more Was that incredible? Britney Spears. Wow. She is amazing. She is 25 years old and she's already accomplished everything she's going to accomplish in her life. It's mind-blowing. Hide
I'm a very ritualistic person. I have to wash my face twice, and on the second wash before I rinse, Show more I'm a very ritualistic person. I have to wash my face twice, and on the second wash before I rinse, I brush my teeth, then I rinse, then I floss, then I put on moisturizer. I'm ritualistic. Jewishness is very ritualistic. Hide
I'd love to do drama if it was interesting. I'd love to do drama if it was interesting.
My comedy notebooks are filled with random journal entries. It's all the same. I can look back on ol Show more My comedy notebooks are filled with random journal entries. It's all the same. I can look back on old joke notebooks, and know exactly what was going on in my life. Hide
When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and I hired an ac Show more When I came out to L. A., I got a part in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and I hired an acting coach. Hide
My growing up years, we watched Happy Days (1974) every night. I don't know what was reruns and what Show more My growing up years, we watched Happy Days (1974) every night. I don't know what was reruns and what was new. Hide
I looked up and saw the shape of a heart made by the silhouette of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon kissin Show more I looked up and saw the shape of a heart made by the silhouette of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon kissing. Hide
People are always introducing me as "Sarah Silverman, Jewish comedienne." I HATE that! I wish people Show more People are always introducing me as "Sarah Silverman, Jewish comedienne." I HATE that! I wish people would see me for who I really am -- I'm white! Hide
I definitely think that prescription drugs, like antidepressants, are prescribed so cavalierly, anyo Show more I definitely think that prescription drugs, like antidepressants, are prescribed so cavalierly, anyone can get anything, but I need it. I do think that it needs to work hand and hand with therapy. Hide
I remember when I got a part on Seinfeld (1989) it was like an out of body experience, I was so exci Show more I remember when I got a part on Seinfeld (1989) it was like an out of body experience, I was so excited. Hide
I still have highs and lows, maybe I don't cry salty tears as much. I still have highs and lows, maybe I don't cry salty tears as much.
I tend to be more arrogant on stage. Far more ignorant. I sometimes say what I think and sometimes s Show more I tend to be more arrogant on stage. Far more ignorant. I sometimes say what I think and sometimes say the opposite of what I think and the lines get blurred, but I can only hope that some kind of absolute power transcends. Hide
You know, I think whatever a comic talks about onstage is all they talk about offstage. You know, I think whatever a comic talks about onstage is all they talk about offstage.
I can't believe how much time has passed. The first time I did stand-up I was 17, and I was really a Show more I can't believe how much time has passed. The first time I did stand-up I was 17, and I was really a stand-up once I was 19 in New York, and now I'm 41, and I still feel like I haven't found myself onstage. Hide
In terms of television and movies, I've been really interested in seeing the partnership of comedy a Show more In terms of television and movies, I've been really interested in seeing the partnership of comedy and beauty and heart. I think they can go together really well and really thoughtfully. But, I'm a total one-hour drama addict. I think when you're a comedian, you tend towards dramas because that's the less stressful thing to watch. Hide
I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core. I have a ton of Holocaust stuff, and some of it is really hard core.
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