Sarah Kate Silverman born December 1,  is an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer, and writer. Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism , sexism , politics , and religion , sometimes having her comic character endorse them in a satirical or deadpan fashion. She also appeared in other television programs, such as Mr. During the election , she became increasingly politically active; she initially campaigned for Bernie Sanders and later spoke in support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. She was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. Beth had been George McGovern 's personal campaign photographer and founded the theater company New Thalian Players, while Donald trained as a social worker and also ran the clothing store Crazy Sophie's Outlet. The first time Silverman performed stand-up comedy was in Boston at age She described her performance as "awful".
Silverman characterized her upbringing as liberal and free of boundaries, with her father actively encouraging her use of profanity for his own amusement and her mother instilling in her a sense of skepticism and inquiry. Ever antic and eager to perform, Silverman began appearing in community theatre and school productions as an adolescent. However, she suffered from depression beginning at an early age and dealt with a bed-wetting problem that lasted into her teen years, issues she related in her memoir The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
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The comedian says she was let go from a movie project after producers became aware of a comedy sketch in which she wore blackface. Sarah Silverman has said she was recently fired from a film after producers unearthed a still of her in wearing blackface for a comedy sketch. Guesting on The Bill Simmons Podcast , Silverman said that she was let go the day before shooting on her scenes was due to start because of the photo, taken on the set of The Sarah Silverman Show. They hired someone else who is wonderful but who has never stuck their neck out. It was so disheartening. It just made me real, real sad, because I really kind of devoted my life to making it right.