06/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Silverman's Memoir, The 'Bedwetter,' Probes 'Courage, Redemption, And Pee'

Silverman gets compared a lot to Lenny Bruce because she talks dirty and makes jokes that are provocative, or offensive, depending on whether you find her funny or not. But in her new book, The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee, she writes that her greatest influence was not Bruce but Garry Shandling, who cast her on The Larry Sanders Show when she was 27.

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