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The Sarah Silverman Program revolves around a fictionalized version of comic Sarah Silverman. Unemployed and immature, she depends on her sister Laura (Laura Silverman) to take care of her. Their friends include a pair of gay neighbors (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee) and dim-witted Officer Jay McPherson (Jay Johnston). Recurring characters have been played by Rob Schrab, Tig Notaro, Eddie Pepitone, Justin Roiland, Mike Ivy, Murray Gershenz, Armen Weitzman, Johnnie Walker, Eric Marseglia, Mark Cohen, Lindsey Stoddart, Ron Lynch, and Scott Chernoff.
The offbeat sitcom debuted in February 2007 and attracted 1.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That was one of Comedy Central's biggest premieres to date and prompted a season two renewal soonafter.
The second season was »
Director Sol Tyron's The Living Wake has elements that are endearing for precisely the reason they are off-putting. The florid dialog is precise to the point of being mannered while the performances are broad - but in a way that the roles being played demand. It's particular, this film, but a brand of particular that appealed to me.
The story chronicles what may very well be the last day in the life of K. Roth Binew (Mike O'Connell) whose business cards would likely read, "writer, artist, and professional eccentric." Having learned that he suffers from a disease that is as punctual as it is fatal, K. Roth sets off with his biographer/manservant Mills (Jesse Eisenberg) to wrap up unfinished business. This includes admitting his true love to his septuagenarian nanny, waging war against his neighbor and rival, and attending his own wake as a sort of performer and Mc. »
2 items from 2010
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