is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer.Her comedy addresses social taboos and controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, and religion, having her comic character endorse them in a sarcastic fashion.Bob Odenkirk, a former SNL writer, explained, "I could see how it wouldn't work at SNL because she's got her own voice, she's very much Sarah Silverman all the time.She can play a character but she doesn't disappear into the character—she makes the character her." She said that when she was fired it hurt her confidence for a year, but after that nothing could hurt her and that she attributes her time to SNL as being a key reason why she has been so tough in her career.She attended the private Greenhill School and participated on the school's improvisation team.
She also appeared in other television programs, such as Mr. (1997), School of Rock (2003), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014). Beth had been George Mc Govern's personal campaign photographer and would found the theater company New Thalian Players, while Donald had training as a social worker and also ran the clothing store Crazy Sophie's Outlet. Her sisters are Rabbi Susan Silverman, screenwriter Jodyne Silverman, and actress Laura Silverman; her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was three months old."Man Seeking Woman" has an outrageous yet gentle tone, perhaps because of its pedigree.The show is based on the short story collection, "The Last Girlfriend on Earth," by Simon Rich, who, at 30 years old, already has a hefty resume – his work has appeared in the New Yorker, he was a staff writer for "Saturday Night Live," and is the son of former New York Times writer Frank Rich.In 2007, Shlesinger won Myspace's So You Think You're Funny contest and has been featured as the G4 network's Myspace Girl of the Week. Network's Forbes Celebrity 100, TV Guide's America's Next Top Producer, Comedy Central Presents Season 14 Episode 18, Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, and History Channel's History of a Joke.She has written for and had her own show on GOTV's mobile network.In 2015, she starred in the drama I Smile Back, for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. After beginning her stand-up comedy in 1992, Silverman was part of the 1993–94 season of Saturday Night Live (SNL) for 18 weeks as a writer and featured player.