That Inappropriate Jewish Girl
Everyone's favorite inappropriate Jewess next door, Sarah Silverman, now has her own TV show on Comedy Central, aptly titled The Sarah Silverman Program. This makes people like me, who have been fans since her one year featured player gig on SNL in the early nineties, extremely happy. Or giddy. Or joyous. Whatever. But even if you're new to the world of SS, it's still really funny, like I watched it completely sober but thought that I may have been on drugs kind of funny.
In the show Sarah plays a completely self-absorbed, jobless moocher who lives with her responsible sister, played by her real life sister, Laura Silverman. You might recognize Laura from HBO's series The Comeback where she played "Jane", Lisa Kudrow's reality series producer. In The Sarah Silverman Show, Sarah's complete obliviousness, coupled with her lack of self awareness is hysterical. In the first episode she gets high off cough syrup and goes joy-riding. Take note on the trippy musical numbers throughout, which gave me flashbacks to 2005's Jesus is Magic. I mean, its Sarah through and through so if you've never been a fan, it won't convert you...but like if you don't know if you're a fan, or you might be a little bit of a fan, just make sure you tune in. It airs Thursday nights at 10:30pm on Comedy Central.
Fun Fact: I had to interview Sarah for something a few months back, and when asked about what it was like to grow up in the only Jewish family in her New Hampshire town, she explained, "it just made me feel really hairy." Music to THIS Jewish girl from Connecticut's ears.
Photo courtesy of Laura Silverman