Sarah Silverman has signed to star in a variety/sketch show pilot for Comedy Central.
Silverman created and will exec produce the series with Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, the team behind Fox’s failed Jack Black pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.”
In the skein, comedian will play a version of herself — a detached and eccentric woman with no discernible goals. Each episode will chronicle a day in Silverman’s life, as told through a series of sketches and sudden outbursts of song.
Comedy Central senior VP of programming/development Lauren Corrao said she’d wanted to develop a series vehicle for Silverman for some time. Comedian already provides the voice of Hadassah on laffer net’s “Crank Yankers.”
Corrao described Silverman as “a beautiful, attractive funny woman who warms up to you like the girl next door and then knocks you off your guard with some truly provocative stuff. And then she makes you feel bad for laughing at it.”
As for Comedy Central execs, Silverman said, “These are people I’ve known for a long time, and it will be fun to actually work with them and not just buy weed from them.”
Pilot will begin shooting this summer. Gary Mann will serve as the exec in charge of production.
Silverman recently wrapped filming on “Jesus is Magic,” a feature film version of her one-woman show. Her recent credits include “The School of Rock,” Trio’s “Pilot Season” and the upcoming doc “The Aristocrats.”
Harmon and Schrab last exec produced the FX reality pilot “Channel 101.”