Strangers With Candy

Comedy Central, Wednesdays

It has been a year and a half since South Park premiered and five months since it cracked basic cable's Top 10. So where will Comedy Central's next breakout hit come from? Don't look to Amy Sedaris, who co-created this leaden satire of after-school specials. Sedaris also stars as a 46-year-old who has returned to high school after 32 years as "a boozer, a user and a loser." Just what did the network find funny? The name of the school's African-American principal, Mr. Blackman? The catatonic geriatric behind the wheel of a car? Maybe Sedaris' single comic affectation, a grotesque overbite?...

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