June 16, 2012 |
It's difficult to describe The Sarah Silverman Program for the uninitiated. Cocreated by and starring the brilliant comic, the surreal, oddball sitcom ran for three seasons, from 2007-10, on Comedy Central. A day-in-the-life story similar to Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the show starred Silverman as an emotionally stunted, immature collection of personality disorders who lives a carefree, unemployed life thanks to her housemate and sister, Laura (played by Sarah's real-life sister, Laura Silverman)
November 10, 2015 |
SARAH SILVERMAN was in a good mood and ready to give the Daily News her A-game interview material. "I've just been very aloof and giving one word answers until now," she said, when the Daily News entered her press room at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall. Silverman stars in "I Smile Back," a heavy, heavy drama about a drug-addicted suburban housewife who can't get out of her own way when it comes to living her own life and living with her family.
October 21, 2010
9 tonight COMEDY Jon Stewart hosts this special fund-raiser for autism. It includes sketches, short films and performances by Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman and Chris Rock (right), among many others.
August 27, 2014 |
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC. Writing, Comedy Series: Louis C.K., "Louie," FX. Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Allison Janney, "Mom," CBS. Directing, Comedy Series: Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family," ABC. Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS. Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO. Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS. ...
April 20, 2015 |
Last week on Conan O'Brien's TBS talk show, comedian Amy Schumer declared that 2015 was the year of the ass, a declaration that will make sense if you watch the premiere of the third season of her brilliant comedy-sketch show. But it might be more accurate to say that this is the year of Amy Schumer. Those who didn't watch the first two seasons of Inside Amy Schumer - and don't worry if you didn't, Schumer's work is all over YouTube - missed out on an irreverent comedian who, like the best of those who work blue, is so much more than a dirty mouth (and a dirty mind)
December 2, 2005 |
Stand-up comedy is a weird business. One man's, or woman's, idea of funny isn't necessarily the next's. Topical humor gets stale faster than a loaf of organic seven-grain yeast-free bread. Jokes that come from someplace deep in the well of personal experience are just as likely to alienate, or bore, as they are to make audiences hoot. And the very notion of getting up on stage to face a room full of strangers with the goal of eliciting laughter - well, it requires either huge amounts of bravery and confidence, the ability to appear brave and confident, or just a whole lot of mental instability.
September 29, 2006 |
For Dr. P (Billy Bob Thornton), a life coach with the ethics of an Enron executive, there are two kinds of men. There are predatory guys who run stuff, like him. And there are wusses like wimpy Roger (Jon Heder), a New York meter maid so easily intimidated that scofflaws strong-arm him into paying their parking tickets. Inspired by a half-remembered 1960 Terry-Thomas comedy about one-upmanship, School for Scoundrels is the caustic comedy where Bad Santa (Thornton as Dr. P)
September 28, 2007 |
Jeff Garlin, Larry David's overweight agent in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," makes his feature writing and directing debut with this extremely slight but very genial comedy about an overweight Second City comedian (Garlin, natch) desperate to land the lead role in a remake of "Marty" and bring some romance into his life. Garlin, like Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine in "Marty," is good company, even when his out-of-control eating and self-loathing threaten to overwhelm him. Not much happens to Garlin's James, except possibly everything.
September 28, 2011
IN SARAH Polley's new comedic drama, Seth Rogen plays the loving husband of Michelle Williams, who becomes attracted to their neighbor, played by Luke Kirby. Sarah Silverman also stars. "It's a really interesting movie and a decidedly different type of movie than I usually do," Rogen said, "working with the type of people I don't typically work with. But I realized I approached the acting in the same way I approach everything. It didn't seem procedurally any different than any other movies I've made.
January 27, 2013
After years of insults and rejection, Matt Damon turned the tables Thursday night on his tormentor. He trussed up the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and assumed control of the show. Man, what an improvement that was! First, he made a few staff changes. Out with Kimmel sidekick Guillermo and in with Andy Garcia. Out with bandleader Cleto and in with Sheryl Crow. Damon acknowledged the sole flaw in his game: He's not a stand-up comedian. So with Siri's help, he brought someone to do the monologue for him: Robin Williams.