Amy’s Window Display for Mxyplyzyk

Amy designed a storefront window display for Mxyplyzyk (125 Greenwich Ave., New York), where she’ll be signing her new book, Simple Times, on Wednesday, Decmeber 15, from 6-9 pm. Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge the photos!

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Also, Amy was a guest on The Splendid Table last Saturday morning, which you can listen to here.

Amy on CBS Early Show, A.V. Club Interview

Amy appeared on the CBS Early Show this morning to promote Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, which you can watch here:

http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf

The Onion’s A.V. Club also has a fantastic interview with Amy about her new book. (“Gay guys know how to craft, and they craft really well. Straight guys, forget it. When there are straight guys in your craft club, you’re like, ‘fuck.'”)

Amy at the Sound of Young America Live

Amy will be a guest at WNYC’s The Sound of Young America Live on Friday, October 22, 7:00 pm, at the Greene Space in New York. Tickets are $30 and include a complimentary glass of beer or wine.

The Sound of Young America returns to New York City for its second stint at The Greene Space at WNYC. Hosted by Jesse Thorn, The Sound of Young America will present its signature blend of comedy, cabaret, and music in front of a live audience. Guests for the show include Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, Judah Friedlander, Baratunde Thurston, and Les Savy Fav.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit WNYC’s website.

Amy’s 2010 ‘Simple Times’ Book Tour Schedule Announced

It’s here! Check out the schedule for Amy’s fall 2010 book tour for Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People to see if she’ll be coming to your city. Additions and changes to the schedule will be posted on the tour page (not the homepage of this site, where I usually post upcoming public appearances), so I can keep everything consolidated.

Edit: New additions to the schedule will also be announced on Facebook and Twitter.

Amy in San Francisco

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.

Amy Sedaris
In Conversation with Paul Lancour
monday, november 15, 2010 |  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. Sedaris’ 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 “The Talent Family,” 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. Lancour’s interviews for City Arts & Lectures include Lewis Black, Craig Ferguson and Sarah Silverman.

Amy Sedaris

In Conversation with Paul Lancour

monday, november 15, 2010 |  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. Sedaris’ 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 “The Talent Family,” 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. Lancour’s interviews for City Arts & Lectures include Lewis Black, Craig Ferguson and Sarah Silverman.