Allison Silverman

Allison Silverman

Allison Silverman is an American comedy writer from Gainesville, Florida. [Littleton, Cynthia (October 26, 2007). [ "Colbert Report": Meet the showrunner-in-chief] . "On The Air". Accessed on 2007-12-06.] She is currently a head writer and executive producer for "The Colbert Report".

Life and awards

Silverman graduated from Buchholz High School, in Gainesville, Florida in 1990 and Yale University in 1994. She has written for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". She has received eight Emmy nominations for her work on these three shows, and one win for "The Daily Show". Silverman attended Yale University in the early 1990s, where she was involved in one of the college's improvisational comedy groups, The Ex!t Players. [Dempsey, Rachel (February 5, 2007). [ Yale alumni move up in the world of comedy] . "Yale Daily News". Accessed on 2007-12-06.] After graduating in 1994 with a degree in molecular biology, she made her way to Chicago, which is known for its vibrant comedy scene. She performed at Chicago's I.O. (then known as ImprovOlympic), and later at the Boom Chicago theater in Amsterdam. [Schleier, Curt (May 12, 2007). [ The Silverman Report] . "The Jewish Week". Accessed on 2007-12-07.]

Silverman won an Emmy and a Peabody Award as a member of The Daily Show's writing staff before joining "Late Night" in 2002. She moved to "The Colbert Report" in 2005 shortly after it was picked up to series. Although most of Silverman's work on the "Report" is off-camera, she has occasionally made appearances on the show, as an audience member, as the voice of the alien woman "Juliax" in a Tek Jansen cartoon, and as "Your Soulmate" in the abridged audiobook of "I Am America (And So Can You!)", which she co-wrote.


External links

* [ A Week-Long Electronic Journal] - A week-long diary kept by Silverman, then a "Daily Show" writer, for "Slate" in 2001.
* [ Silverman is interviewed on The Sound of Young America] - September 29, 2006.

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