OCCUPATION: Comedian, actress, putative Matt Damonfer
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Silverman the girl-next-door with the baby voice and dirty mouth manages to kick up some dust every few months or so: the viral-video comedy economy seems custom designed for her Tourettic outbursts of outré hilarity. Consider the "I'm Fing Matt Damon" video she made for boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's show, or her much-talked about dig at Paris Hilton while hosting the MTV Movie Awards.
CON: Her NC-17 humor means it's unlikely she'll ever host the Oscars. Then again, they probably said that about Whoopi. Then again, Whoopi never did a sketch about kicking God out of bed.
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