Thursday, October 18, 2007
Listen to Sarah
Rewatching the first season of The Sarah Silverman Program on DVD has reminded me of how genius the show is. And not just because it showcases the singularly sick and twisted talents of my favorite comedian, Sarah Silverman. This series takes the stained and dusty Persian rug of sitcom formulas and shakes it over the balcony railing within an inch of its loomed life.
Adding to the joy, the casting and acting are simply aces and all the cleverly written A and B story lines are peppered with throwaway genius. Yes, the new golden age of comedy is shining oh so brightly. And hooray that chicks like Silverman and Fey are leading the way.