The Sarah Silverman Program: Season 1 (2007)

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Season 1
The Sarah Silverman Program

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While Silverman herself isn't the most likable sitcom character, that's also part of what makes this clever, outrageously offensive, bizarre, and relentlessly hilarious comedy tick.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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User Ratings: 14

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Episodes

1
Air date: Feb 1, 2007
2
Air date: Feb 8, 2007
3
Air date: Feb 15, 2007
4
Air date: Feb 22, 2007
5
Air date: Mar 1, 2007
6
Air date: Mar 7, 2007

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Sarah Silverman stars in this irreverent comedy following the trials and tribulations of a self-absorbed slacker , her sister (played by real life sister Laura Silverman) and her gay neighbors (comedians Brian Posehn and Steve Agee). Musical farce and animated segments help fuel the show's playful absurdity.

Critic Reviews for The Sarah Silverman Program Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (18)

The Sarah Silverman Program isn't about anything but its own supposed daring and the hyperbolic smugness of its star.

Feb 1, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Silverman's fans will find some joyously bent, politically incorrect amusement, including jokes about wheelchair athletes, the Holocaust, cancer kids and the psychological reverberations of female body hair.

Feb 1, 2007 | Full Review…

Anyone who watches The Sarah Silverman Program surely is going straight to hell. It's way too late for this reviewer, who's already both laughed and cringed his way through the first two episodes of Comedy Central's diciest effort ever.

Jan 31, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Love this strange concoction or hate it -- and I loved it -- you'll still find it hard to reduce to a simple description, especially when the occasional musical sequence pops up.

Feb 1, 2007 | Full Review…

There are parts of The Sarah Silverman Program that are so inventive it makes you wonder why she has to veer so often into the loo of lowered expectations.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Silverman, a thinking-person's insult comic, doles out an array of slights and put-downs and, as usual, she's a Trojan horse of shock humor: cute and coquettish on the outside, brainy raunch if you get close.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not quite as funny as Jesus Is Magic, her excellent live comedy film, but given the constraints of basic cable and her comedic style, The Sarah Silverman Program is a reasonable compromise.

Sep 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Sarah] Silverman is a gifted performer. She never breaks character, making a painful spectacle of her maniacally impolite, prejudiced, vindictive and self-centered ways.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Sarah Silverman is funny, really really funny. Sometimes, that is. And then sometimes she is obnoxious, infantile, offensive and as pointlessly "incorrect" as it is possible for a modern comic to be.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

What's not so cool is that she seems determined to piddle all over her own cornflakes by being as obnoxious and unpleasant as possible.

Sep 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Whether she's making fun of homeless people or getting stoned on cough medicine, the premeditated un-P.C.ness of these six episodes gets real tedious real fast. Unless, perhaps, you're a 13-year-old male nerd.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Silverman... liberally embroiders the truth, engineering exploits in which Silverman's biting, outrageous, and often disturbing humor can shine.

Feb 1, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Sarah Silverman Program: Season 1

  • Apr 22, 2015
    Sarah Silverman's Program stars a fictional version of Sarah Silverman who is an unemployed single Jewish woman in her late 30s living in an apartment funded by her sister, her gay neighbours and various characters have outrageous adventures. Season 1 was not that great until it got to the last episode.
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  • Feb 06, 2017
    Sarah Silverman Program is far from either the best or the worst live-action sitcom, and Sarah Silverman herself isn't as funny as she is chatty and purposefully annoying, but the episodes are still entertaining.

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