Sarah Silverman
Sarah Kate Silverman is a Jewish American comedian, writer, actress, singer and musician. Her satirical
Satire is primarily a literary genre or form, although in practice it can also be found in the graphic and performing arts. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement...

 comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics such as racism, sexism, and religion.

Silverman first gained notice as a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
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. She starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program
The Sarah Silverman Program is an American television series that starred comedian and actress Sarah Silverman, who created the series with Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab...

, which ran from 2007 to 2010, on Comedy Central
Comedy Central
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. She often performs her act mocking bigotry
A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs...

 and stereotype
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s of ethnic group
Ethnic group
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s and religious denomination
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s by having her comic character endorse them in an ironic fashion.
Sarah Silverman, the youngest of four daughters, was born in Bedford
Bedford, New Hampshire
-Demographics:As of the Census of 2000, there were 18,274 people, 6,251 households, and 5,125 families residing in the town. The population density was 556.6 people per square mile . There were 6,401 housing units at an average density of 195.0 per square mile...

, New Hampshire.

I'm so glad Courtney Love is here; I left my crack in my other purse.

To Courtney Love|Courtney Love on her Comedy Central|Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (14 August 2005)

I commend you on all you've done for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals|PETA, wrestling the one-eyed trouser snake with your bare hands, gently cuddling it in your arms, and nurturing it back to health.

To Pamela Anderson|Pamela Anderson on the Comedy Central|Comedy Central Roast (14 August 2005)

Everybody blames the Jews for killing Christ, and then the Jews try to pass it off on the Romans. I'm one of the few people that believe it was the blacks.

The New Yorker (24 October 2005)

I didn't lose my virginity until I was twenty-six. Nineteen vaginally, but twenty-six what my boyfriend calls "the real way".

Rolling Stone (3 November 2005)

I always think I should get on it if I want to have kids. Because once you hit thirty it can be difficult to conceive – it can be dangerous. The best time to conceive is when you're a black teenager.

Rolling Stone (3 November 2005)

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 … have you seen Britney's kids? Oh my god, they are the most adorable mistakes you will ever see! They are as cute as the hairless vagina they came out of!

MTV Video Music Awards|MTV Video Music Awards (9 September 2007)

This song brings me back … I was brutally raped to this song.

In response to the DJ playing Motley Crue|Motley Crue's "Girls Girls Girls" as her intro. Holllywood Improv

I don't believe in Jesus or God. But I do believe that fundamentalists in religion or anything else are bad, and that they have more hate than love. Jesus' words have become so perverted over time – it's been like a game of telephone. If he existed, Jesus would fuckin' kill himself.

Interview with boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel for Esquire magazine (January 2007).

I love you more than bears love honey, I love you more than Jews love money, I love you more than Asians are good at math. I love you even if it's not hip, I love you more than black guys don't tip, I love you like Puerto Ricans need baths.

Satirical song