The Sarah Silverman Program is an absurdist sitcom based on the stand-up comedy of its titular star. Sarah Silverman plays a distorted version of herself as a selfish, entitled narcissist whose antics annoy and occasionally amuse her sister, her sister’s boyfriend, and her gay neighbors.
February 1, 2007-April 15, 2010 (three seasons, 32 episodes) on Comedy Central
Seasons 1-2 are available on DVD.
After the success of her concert film Jesus Is Magic and with the increasing popularity of her stand-up comedy, Sarah Silverman teamed with Comedy Central to develop a sitcom based on her controversial humor that tackles racism, homophobia and gender issues in an often shocking way. The show became a success for Comedy Central, so much so that Silverman and the network had a dispute over its budget after the second season. After working out a deal to share rights with the Logo network, Comedy Central brought Silverman back for a third season in 2010. Ratings were low, however, and the network banished the show to late-night before canceling it at the end of the third season.
Sarah Silverman as Sarah Silverman
Laura Silverman as Laura Silverman
Brian Posehn as Brian Spukowski
Steve Agee as Steve Myron
Jay Johnston as Officer Jay McPherson
The Sarah Silverman Program was created by Sarah Silverman along with Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon (who later went on to create Community). Silverman, Schrab, Dan Sterling and Heidi Herzon are executive producers.