Sarah Silverman is one
of the stars who will host Comedy Central’s The Daily Show following Trevor
Noah’s departure on December 8, 2022. A permanent host hasn’t been named yet
following Noah’s sudden announcement in September that he will be quitting the
late-night talk show. 

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Former United States
senator Al Franken, and comedian and political commentator Hasan Minhaj are
among the other names that popped up on the list of hosts to fill in for a
week’s worth of shows, reported Vulture.

Who is Sarah Silverman?

Born on December 1,
1970, in Bedford, New Hampshire, to father Donald Silverman and mother Beth Ann
née Halpin, Sarah Kate Silverman, was raised in Manchester, New Hampshire. She
belonged to a middle-class Jewish family of Russian and Polish ancestry but considers
herself secular and non-religious.

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Silverman’s mother was
a personal campaign photographer who also founded a theatre company. Her
father, a social worker, ran a clothing store. Her parents got divorced when
she was six. 

The youngest of five
siblings she has a sister Susan Silverman, a feminist reform rabbi. Jodyne
Speyer, her sister is a writer. Laura Silverman is the third and is an actress.
She also had a brother Jeffrey Michael, who died at an infant age. 

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At 17, she performed
her first stand-up comedy at the club Stiches in Boston. She graduated from The
Derryfield School in Manchester in 1989. She also got enrolled at New York
University but dropped out in 1993. 

The comedian appeared
on television shows including Mr. Show, The Larry Sanders Show, and Seinfeld.
She was the voice of Hadassah Guberman in the comedy puppet program, Crank
Yankers. She also featured roles in There’s Something About Mary, School of
Rock, Bulworth, and Jesus is Magic. She grabbed media attention due to her
versatility and willingness to explore taboo topics like death, sexual
violence, and terrorism.

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The 52-year-old recorded
her Grammy-nominated piece A Speck of Dust in 2017. Her talk show screened in
2017-18, I Love You, included confessional monologues and interviews with
guests and scenes where Silverman visited conservative families and
organizations across the country. Silverman started The Sarah Silverman Podcast
for YouTube in 2020.