Exclusive Portrait: Amy Sedaris of ‘Strangers With Candy’

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CHICAGO – Amy Sedaris is well remembered in Chicago for her work at the Second City Troupe, as well as the Annoyance Theater. The comedian, actor, author and entrepreneur recently wrote a new book, “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People!,” which is her wacky perspective on crafting and entertaining.

Sedaris was at Borders Michigan Avenue last November, greeting admirers and signing the book. Based on the premise that “being poor is a wonderful motivation to be creative,” Simple Times is a follow-up to her best seller “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.”

No Stranger: Amy Sedaris at Borders Books Michigan Avenue, Chicago, November 13, 2010
No Stranger: Amy Sedaris at Borders Books Michigan Avenue, Chicago, November 13th, 2010
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

After breaking out of Chicago, Sedaris started in TV on Comedy Central in 1995 with “Exit 57,” co-starring Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello. With those two, she next wrote and starred in the cult hit, “Strangers with Candy,” in 1999. After three seasons and a movie from that show, she made numerous appearances on TV and in films. She is also the sister of David Sedaris, the popular essay author, and has written books and plays with him.

Photographer Joe Arce was at the book signing, and got these Exclusive Photos with Amy Sedaris.

In Character: Amy Sedaris Mugs it Up in Chicago,  November 13th, 2010
In Character: Amy Sedaris Mugs it Up in Chicago, November 13th, 2010
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

“Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People!” by Amy Sedaris, is available at Borders Books or wherever books are sold.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Senior Staff Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2011 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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