The first season of The Sarah Silverman Program proved to be just as big of a draw for Comedy Central as the network’s stalwart South Park. For its sophomore season, the series is looking to pick up right where it left off with more outlandishly so-wrong-they’re-right storylines. If you’ve never seen an episode, tonight’s second-season premiere (10:30 pm/ET) is a standard helping of outrageousness, with Sarah joining a community group for their lemon bars — only to find out that they are a collective of radical antiabortionists. TVGuide.com recently spoke with two actors that perfectly inhabit Silverman’s surreal world, regulars Brian Posehn a
Sarah Silverman is one of America's most popular comedians, despite never having had her own TV show or a starring turn in a big-budget Hollywood flick. That ends (well, at least the TV part) when The Sarah Silverman Program premieres on Comedy Central tonight at 10:30pm/ET.
So why is the Bedford, New Hamphire, native so well known? The most obvious explanation seems to be that her good looks and dainty delivery serve as a surprising counterpoint to her caustic, sometimes controversial material, which deals with hot potatoes such as race, religion and sexuality. Never one to pull punches, she's gotten attention for offending Asians by using the word "chink" on Conan and by leveling a deadpan rape accusation against TV host
For those of you who Valerie Cherish'd HBO's The Comeback, here something to make you say, "I wanna see that!" The single-season look at a onetime sitcom queen's bid for a return to fame arrives on DVD this week, complete with extras, including an update on the horrific role Val has since been offered and a look at her Dancing with the Stars stint. TVGuide.com spoke with cocreator Lisa Kudrow, Emmy-nominated for playing the hapless actress, about her ongoing Comeback, Valerie's A-list "Angel" of a fan, and Madonna stealing her hair.