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Sometimes after work this LAist just wants to go home. He wants to kick off his shoes, have some dinner and turn in early.

Sometimes, a friend who works "in the industry" calls near the end of the day and says that the girl who was supposed to go to this party or that premiere has bailed and asks what is this LAist doing tonight?

On a night like this, this LAist would've usually said "no," but then Mr. Industry Friend says that it's a party for the premiere of season two of The Sarah Silverman Program. That's when this LAist's rally gene kicks in and he puts on some nice shoes, a t-shirt with a clever slogan and straps his camera to his belt and heads out to Hollywood.

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Sarah Silverman puts the lie to the belief that women can't be funny and especially that hot women can't be funny.

If you've seen her on any of the Comedy Central Roasts or hosting some awards show or, more to the point, on The Sarah Silverman Program, you know that this is one funny Jewess.

Many more pictures after the jump.

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With the Prima Notte of L.A.'s Feast of San Gennaro, hosted by (Silverman's squeeze) Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, going on tonight I thought that perhaps the lady of the evening would not be in attendance, but knowing that Comedy Central and not Precious Cheese is currently buttering her bread, Sarah spent the night at the Velvet Margarita on Cahuenga, celebrating the start of season two of her show.

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The already kitschy, velvety décor was enhanced with faux velvet paintings of cast members as well as faux devotional candles sporting cast members decked out like saints and saviors.

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With Kimmel occupied for the night, perhaps I have a chance.

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On her show, Sarah shares the spotlight as well as DNA with her sister, Laura Silverman. Jay Johnston, here with Laura, plays Officer Jay McPherson on the show.

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You know Greg Pitts (left) from Office Space and more recently from Grey's Anatomy and Sons & Daughters. Steve Agee (right) plays one half, with Brian Posehn, of the giant gay couple on The Sarah Silverman Program.

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King of the roasts and stand-up comedian Jeff Ross. Nice guy.

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Carrie Aizley, who will be seen in season two of The Sarah Silverman Program and is one of the late, lamented Campus Ladies from the Oxygen Network, and her husband Kevin Neustadt.

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Bianca served me a chile relleno the size of one of my kidneys. I ate the whole thing.

Not pictured, but also in attendance were Brian Posehn, Bob Odenkirk and director Taylor Hackford. The swag bag contained a DVD of season one of The Sarah Silverman Program and a Cookie Party! apron.

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The Sarah Silverman Program
Season Two Premiere
Wednesday, October 3, 10:30pm
Comedy Central

Photos by Robert Takata