Sarah Silverman was born on December 1, 1970 in Bedford, New Hampshire. She began performing stand up comedy for the very first time in Boston, at the age of 17. She attended NYU a year after graduating high school, only to drop out a year later to pursue stand up. She got her first break in 1993 when she got casted as a writer and cast member for SNL. Although none of her sketches were picked to air and she was fired at the season’s close, she looks back at it as a positive experience because it thickened her skin preparing for any and all lows to come. A few years later she made her stand up comedy Network debut on the Late Show with David Letterman on July 3, 1997. Since then, Silverman has gone on to release 3 stand up specials, make countless Television and Film appearances, and even create and star in 3 seasons of her own show entitled, “The Sarah Silverman Program” on Comedy Central.
This week Kaizen Komedy breaks down the absurd work of Sarah Silverman. Her inane perspective keeps the audience off balance, allowing her to hit them with her misdirected punchlines at every turn. Along with her approach to absurdity, the trio discusses the progression of her voice from her early material up to her most recent specials. Silverman has a childlike innocence and a naivete in her delivery which she uses adeptly to sugarcoat dense topics.
Some of the bits we analyzed: Human Puppies (We are Miracles 2014), Racist (Jesus Is Magic 2006), I Don't Need Two Reasons (Jesus Is Magic 2006).
Check her out: Sarah Silverman