Sarah Silverman is one of America's most popular comedians, despite never having had her own TV show or a starring turn in a big-budget Hollywood flick. That ends (well, at least the TV part) when The Sarah Silverman Program premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30pm/ET.
So why is the Bedford, New Hamphire, native so well known? The most obvious explanation seems to be that her good looks and dainty delivery serve as a surprising counterpoint to her caustic, sometimes controversial material, which deals with hot potatoes such as race, religion and sexuality. Never one to pull punches, she's gotten attention for offending Asians by using the word "chink" on Conan and by leveling a deadpan rape accusation against TV host