Today is funny lady day.
Last night, while I should have been catching up on sleep, I was instead catching up on reading every single post (something I’ve only done twice, once here and here) by slut machine. Her blog, One D at a Time, is an intensely funny, extremely well-written, exploration of one woman’s sexuality, a repository for illustrated essays on celebrities that are probably gay, and her ongoing quest for the best bathroom to do a line and a dude in, among other things. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
And the other funny lady I’d like to talk about is Sarah Silverman. Tonight marks the debut of her new Comedy Central program, aptly titled “The Sarah Silverman Program.” I’ve had the good fortune of viewing two of the episodes, and if they are any indication of the rest of the season, the show will quickly become one of my favorites. It’s been receiving glowing reviews from a number of publications and I think The New Yorker’s take on it is a great primer for the show. It also features a snippet of dialogue from tonight’s episode with Officer Jay that is genius, “You know, being a cop, I’ve seen things that make you crap a book on how to puke,” he tells Laura. “But—I’ve never seen your kind of compassion.”
Here’s a video from the pilot:
And as an added bonus, a live set from 6/5/06 at The Largo that I recorded. Enjoy.