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February 28, 2010 | By Jon Caramanica
Some cultural products are critic-proof -- but not in the way we usually use the term. Instead of being beyond reproach, some shows deserve nothing but. They court it, even. Given that, evaluating "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central, Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.) by anything approximating conventional standards feels like knowingly participating in a hidden-camera show designed to take advantage of one's earnestness. Now in its third season, this show is ripe with laser-targeted poor taste.
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October 23, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Sarah Silverman, the comic and comedienne, has posted her 2012 unsold NBC pilot, "Susan: 313," online for the world to see. (Warning: Some expletives are used in a postscript to Silverman's intro to the show.) It's up on the YouTube channel Jash , self-described as "a comedy network made up of the world's top comedians: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts. " "Failed pilot" is the phrase typically used to refer to these castoffs, raised with some care only to be made a footnote in a welter of intersecting careers.
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August 14, 2008 | Susan King
Comedian Sarah Silverman wasn't showing any signs of her recent breakup with longtime love and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel when photographer David Strick visited the set earlier this summer of her Comedy Central series, "The Sarah Silverman Program." The third season of her series is set to begin airing in October. Silverman plays a fictionalized version of herself -- an immature, unemployed, self-absorbed woman who routinely insults her friends, family and strangers.
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May 4, 2010 | By Joshua Sandoval, Special to the Los Angeles Times
TV show producers battle network execs for many things, and that includes using that specific sexual term that, for so many reasons, just doesn't have a decent substitute. But the battle over a single word hardly compares to stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman's much larger censorship battles. The star of "The Sarah Silverman Program" on Comedy Central has worn blackface and slept with God on her television show, and now she extends her boundary-pushing efforts to the page in "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee."
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May 4, 2010 | By Joshua Sandoval, Special to the Los Angeles Times
TV show producers battle network execs for many things, and that includes using that specific sexual term that, for so many reasons, just doesn't have a decent substitute. But the battle over a single word hardly compares to stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman's much larger censorship battles. The star of "The Sarah Silverman Program" on Comedy Central has worn blackface and slept with God on her television show, and now she extends her boundary-pushing efforts to the page in "The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee."
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February 14, 2007 | From a Times staff writer
After only two weeks, Comedy Central said Tuesday that it has renewed "The Sarah Silverman Program" for a 14-episode season starting next fall. Launched Feb. 1, the off-color comedy is the network's most successful new program launch in three years, attracting an average of 1.7 million viewers, largely men in the 18-24 demographic.
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October 23, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Sarah Silverman, the comic and comedienne, has posted her 2012 unsold NBC pilot, "Susan: 313," online for the world to see. (Warning: Some expletives are used in a postscript to Silverman's intro to the show.) It's up on the YouTube channel Jash , self-described as "a comedy network made up of the world's top comedians: Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts. " "Failed pilot" is the phrase typically used to refer to these castoffs, raised with some care only to be made a footnote in a welter of intersecting careers.
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June 4, 2008
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January 8, 2010
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February 4, 2007 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
MOST everybody's show on Comedy Central starts out as an adolescent male lark and never grows beyond those first jokes. Taken together, recent series like "Mind of Mencia," "Crank Yankers," David Spade's "The Showbiz Show," Dave Attell's "Insomniac" are gooney versions of the more buttoned-down comedy of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2010
SUNDAY With the field expanded from five films to 10, there's no room here to list all of the best-picture nominees for "The 82nd Academy Awards." In fact, there's barely enough space to tell you that Alec Baldwin, below left, and Steve Martin will . . . (ABC, 5:30 p.m.) MONDAY The long dry spell is over, "Gossip Girl" fans: Get the latest dish on Serena and Nate (Blake Lively, Chace Crawford) and all of your favorite Upper East Siders as the teen-themed nighttime soap returns with the first of 10 new episodes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2010 | By Jon Caramanica
Some cultural products are critic-proof -- but not in the way we usually use the term. Instead of being beyond reproach, some shows deserve nothing but. They court it, even. Given that, evaluating "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central, Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.) by anything approximating conventional standards feels like knowingly participating in a hidden-camera show designed to take advantage of one's earnestness. Now in its third season, this show is ripe with laser-targeted poor taste.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2010
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2010
Brace yourself for the onslaught of talk about: "Lost" Just one season left, and there are still so many questions! What's Ben's endgame? Who's walking and talking like Locke if Locke's really dead? Did Juliet reset time when she detonated that bomb? (Tuesday) But for questions that don't need answers, we can talk about: "The Sarah Silverman Program" The official third season set-up of the Comedy Central show: "Laura wants Sarah to 'man-up' and start taking responsibilities for her life, so she falsely informs her that she was born a hermaphrodite.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2010
EVENTS New Shanghai Circus This show features more than 40 performers in feats of strength and balance, demonstrating more than 2,000 years of Chinese circus tradition. Eastern dance and acrobatics will be on display, along with magic acts, music, aerial ballet and more. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 8 p.m. $29-$39. (805) 449-2787. www.toaks.org. POP MUSIC Sonic Youth After 20 years of major label releases, the fuzz-laden, no-wave legend has returned to its indie-rock roots with its latest release, "The Eternal," from Matador Records.
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October 5, 2008 | Denise Martin
You've bookmarked the website. Now you can talk about: "I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun" Because you can't log on from everywhere, the team behind the inexplicably popular site (icanhascheezburger.com) has come out with this handy, pocket-sized book. Furry felines! Funny captions ("as god as my witness, I no eated da cookie")! Get your fix. (Tuesday) Admit it. You've been dying to talk about: "The Happening." Wisely, you chose to skip it in theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2010
SUNDAY With the field expanded from five films to 10, there's no room here to list all of the best-picture nominees for "The 82nd Academy Awards." In fact, there's barely enough space to tell you that Alec Baldwin, below left, and Steve Martin will . . . (ABC, 5:30 p.m.) MONDAY The long dry spell is over, "Gossip Girl" fans: Get the latest dish on Serena and Nate (Blake Lively, Chace Crawford) and all of your favorite Upper East Siders as the teen-themed nighttime soap returns with the first of 10 new episodes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2008 | Denise Martin
You've bookmarked the website. Now you can talk about: "I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun" Because you can't log on from everywhere, the team behind the inexplicably popular site (icanhascheezburger.com) has come out with this handy, pocket-sized book. Furry felines! Funny captions ("as god as my witness, I no eated da cookie")! Get your fix. (Tuesday) Admit it. You've been dying to talk about: "The Happening." Wisely, you chose to skip it in theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2008 | Susan King
Comedian Sarah Silverman wasn't showing any signs of her recent breakup with longtime love and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel when photographer David Strick visited the set earlier this summer of her Comedy Central series, "The Sarah Silverman Program." The third season of her series is set to begin airing in October. Silverman plays a fictionalized version of herself -- an immature, unemployed, self-absorbed woman who routinely insults her friends, family and strangers.
NEWS
June 4, 2008
ABC "Boston Legal" "Brothers & Sisters" "Desperate Housewives" "Dirty Sexy Money" "Eli Stone" "Grey's Anatomy" "Lost" "Private Practice" "Pushing Daisies" "Ugly Betty" "Samantha Who?"
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