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.