Amy will be appearing at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco for an on-stage interview on Monday, November 15, 2010, 8 pm, as part of the City Arts & Lectures series. Tickets are $20 and are on sale now. If you plan to attend this, I advise purchasing tickets sooner rather than later. Amy has done this event several times before and it always sells out. More info and tickets here.
In Conversation with Paul Lancour
monday, november 15, 2010 |Â Herbst Theatre, 8pm
Amy Sedaris is a comedienne, playwright and actress. In the early 90s, Sedaris performed in the legendary Chicago comedy troupes Second City and Annoyance Theatre. Sedarisâ€™ best-known character is Jerri Blank, a middle-aged, former prostitute-turned-high-school student, featured on the cult series (and then movie) Strangers with Candy. Under the name â€œThe Talent Family,â€ she and her brother David Sedaris have written and produced several envelope-pushing plays including Stitches and One Woman Shoe. In addition to performing, Sedaris is also known for her kitschy crafting and hostessing skills, which are detailed in I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and the new Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. Partially a cookbook, partially an entertaining primer, I Like You offered tips on everything from freezing meatballs to taking care of the inebriated. In Simple Times, Sedaris seeks to bring the joy of cheap crafting to the masses with projects like seashell toilet seat covers and crab-claw roach clips.
Paul Lancour has worked in broadcasting in the Bay Area for over two decades, primarily at 88.5 KQED-FM. He is also a long-time member of Crowded Fire Theater Company, and has been both an actor and sound designer with many other local theater groups. Lancourâ€™s interviews for City Arts & Lectures include Lewis Black, Craig Ferguson and Sarah Silverman.
Amy will be the featured speaker at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition closing session on Tuesday, June 29, 9:00 am, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Registration is now open, and if you plan to attend, make sure to purchase the exhibits supreme badge ($75-100; this is the pass that will get you into the closing session). More info here.
Amy will be appearing at Appalachian State University’s An Appalachian Summer Festival in Boone, North Carolina on Friday, July 9 at 8:00 pm (at Farthing Auditorium). Tickets range from $15-28 and are on sale now.
Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
Amy Sedaris, Richard Belzer, Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon
Michael Kantor and Laurence Maslon host a panel discussion to explore what America laughs at and why. Kantor has created a six-part series on comedy that will air on PBS in January 2009. His last project, Broadway: The American Musical won an Emmy Award. Maslon is an associate professor of arts at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the author of several books.
Amy Sedaris, actress, author and comedian. She is perhaps best known as Jerri Blank from the Comedy Central television series Strangers with Candy.
Richard Belzer, comedian, writer and actor, perhaps best known for his work as Det. John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Part of the series: Funny People .
Date & Time : Sun, Dec 7, 2008, 7:30pm
Location : Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Directions
Venue : Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price : $27.00 All Sections
Click here for more info and to buy tickets .
*Make ‘Em Laugh will be a 6 part series exploring the history of comedy in America , narrated by Amy. Broadcast on PBS, January 2009.
Amy will be discussing and signing I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence at Borders (Columbus Circle location) on December 16 at 7:00 pm. Info here.
Amy will be interviewed on stage by Daniel Handler at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on January 22, 2009, 8:00 pm, as part of the City Arts & Lectures series. More info here , or buy tickets online ($20). If you plan on attending this, buy your tickets now . This always sells out.
Amy will also be a vendor at the BUST Holiday Craftacular in New York again this year (Sunday, December 14 , 10 am – 7:30 pm, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street). More here . (Please note the change in date and location from what I originally posted. BUST ran into problems with the initial location and was forced to change the location and date. This will NOT be held on December 13 at Penn Plaza Pavilion.)
Amy will be signing copies of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence at the Stamford Towne Center Barnes & Noble on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 PM.
(*Repost, just to bump this back up to the top.)
Amy will be appearing at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland* on Friday, November 7th, 8:00 PM. The evening will likely include an on-stage interview, craft/cooking demo, audience Q&A and book signing (subject to change). Tickets can be purchased online or from the box office (301-600-2828) ($27 for front orchestra; $25 rear orchestra; $20 balcony). More info here .
*(Close proximity to Baltimore, Washington and Harrisburg)
ATTN. MARYLAND/DC METRO AREA MEDIA : If you’re interested in featuring or interviewing Amy on your show or in your publication, please e-mail me for details.
Ed. note: I kinda sorta talked the Weinberg into booking her, so I’d really love to see the theater packed. Even if you don’t live in the area, if you know someone who does, who you think might be interested in this, please let them know!
Amy will be doing a cooking demo, book signing and Q&A at Foster’s Homeware in Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 29th.
5:00 PM – Cooking Demonstration
6:00 PM â€“ Q&A
6:30 PM â€“ Book Signing
30 seats available @ $50 each
Click here to purchase a Reserved Seat (SOLD OUT)
Standing Room Only- first come, first served- NO CHARGE
More info here .
Amy will be signing copies of I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence at the Barnes & Noble on Grove Drive in Los Angeles on October 23rd, 7:30 PM. More info here.
(I Like You comes out in paperback on October 22nd.)