Sarah Silverman Channels Al Jolson
Daily News gossip Ben Widdicombe reports:
Preview copies of the next season of “The Sarah Silverman Program,” to air next month, are already raising eyebrows. In one of the first installments, the comedian gets a rise out of wearing blackface. “The theme is, Sarah is rejected from a club because she’s a Jew,” says a source familiar with the episode. “She says to her black waiter, ‘There’s nothing harder than being a Jew.’ The waiter says, ‘Oh yeah? Try being black for a day.’ So they switch places.” Let’s hope it’s funnier than when Ted Danson tried it with Whoopi Goldberg.