February 02, 2007

Against Silverman

I caught the premiere last night of Comedy Central's "The Sarah Silverman Program," and let's just say I was less than impressed.

Yes, I've long been a Sarah fan, thought her "Aristocrats" scene was brilliant, and I've enjoyed her stand-up before. But I've started to notice that her schtick consists of exactly one joke: she's a cute, innocent-looking Jewish girl who says shockingly inappropriate, ribald, and racist things. That's it. That's about all she's done for ten years. It was funny at first, but I think at some point Sarah's gotta develop a second pitch.

The new show is supposed to be along the lines of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," but it reminded me more of "Strangers With Candy"- which, as longtime readers know, I hate with every fiber of my being. I'm apparently in the minority though; the show's got a Metacritic score of 68%.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 2, 2007 08:05 PM
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