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  • Starring: Brian Posehn, Steve Agee
  • Summary: Much like the scripted bits in her recent feature film "Jesus Is Magic," this six-episode Comedy Central sitcom finds the potty-mouthed comedienne playing a version of herself as she hangs out with friends and relatives.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Creator: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Feb 1, 2007
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 10:30 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. It's not very often that a TV show bursting with imagination, audacity, rude charm and a relentlessly funny worldview gets on the air, much less appears fully formed. But Sarah Silverman... has delivered an offbeat gem.
  2. 88
    If the series doesn't peter out after its first two great episodes, Comedy Central may at last have on its hands a live-action comedy as funny as "Chappelle's Show."
  3. 80
    The Sarah Silverman Program is a welcome outlet for Silverman’s brand of outlandishness, blessedly stingy with its desire to breach mores, and much more concerned with decorating its late-night comedy turf so that it can welcome any kind of unexpected laugh: shock, parody, irony, insult humor or absurdity.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    In its energy and penchant for the absurd, [it] resembles a latter-day version of "Pee-wee's Playhouse" pitched to the college-frat set.
  5. In the way of so many television series inspired by comedians, "The Sarah Silverman Program" fails to directly translate the insanity of Silverman's stand-up.
  6. As someone who’s on the fence about Silverman — I get what she’s doing, but I’m not sure it’s worth the adoration it often receives — I found myself chuckling more when I went through my notes on the first two shows than when I was watching them.
  7. The word "juvenile" doesn't begin to describe "The Sarah Silverman Show." It completely describes it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 112
  2. Negative: 57 out of 112
  1. nbc
    Aug 17, 2010
    10
    The Sarah Silverman Program is a masterpiece of vulgarity and racism. Sarah Silverman is unapologetically offensive and rude which makes her all the more hilarious. The show has its share of misses, but it usually hits right on target. I love it. Expand
  2. robbiem
    Feb 5, 2007
    10
    excellent
  3. JayA
    Mar 11, 2007
    9
    I was never a fan of her standup, but this show is suprisingly good.
  4. Riren
    Feb 5, 2007
    3
    Comedy Central's newest way for you to kill braincells. It's aloofness is supposed to excuse its offensive sense of humor, but nothing excuses that it isn't funny. The supporting cast shows some tiny signs of life. Expand
  5. MarkT
    Aug 6, 2009
    1
    This thing is a joke. And by that I mean a very bad one. Shes not a funny person, its poorly written and time wasting. And I cant help but ask myself how much Tim Goodman was paid to write his review of the show. Expand
  6. TerryB
    Jan 30, 2007
    0
    More painful to watch than Mind of Mencia and equal in awfulness to the Naked T-Bone show. Comedy Central keeps getting worse and worse after Chappelle left them for a quiet life in Ohio. Expand
  7. AndrewG
    Nov 5, 2007
    0
    Nothing can be said except, it blows, never should have been aired.

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