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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. Aug 26, 2010
    1
    the word 'pointless' imidiately comes to mind. certainly a daring attempt at postmodern comedy, but this falls well short of clever. awful acting, stereotyped characters and absurd plot developments. the humour is SO low-brow my face hit the floor. in the opening credits, sarah sings "i need to film myself while i pee" or something. i mean, who actually finds that funny? a generous score of 1, simply because she's pretty hot, and a stoner :) Expand

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