Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Classy Dames: Amy Sedaris

First of all, Amy Sedaris is by far one of the coolest women ever. She's outrageously funny, she considers herself a housewife with no husband, she co-created "Strangers With Candy" with Stephen Colbert, and she's one of my heroines.. And by heroine I mean my female hero.. I don't want to inject her and listen to jazz. (Liz Lemon quote -natch)

Here's a video of her making cakes on the Martha Stewart Show. I think either her jokes were flying right over Martha's head or she just chose to ignore them. Either way, I love it.

Second of all, buy me this for Christmas please:

This book is Amy's take on entertaining the old fashioned way, when it was "charmingly old-fashioned, like courtship or back alley abortions." It offers hilarious offbeat advice for dinner parties and such (which won't necessarily be useful as I'm a hermit with no friends, but funny none the less). Want. Below is a video of her promoting it on Amazon

Some random goodness about Amy:

-She's the younger sister of amazingly witty and if-he-was-straight-I'd-do-him David Sedaris (Author extraordinaire and NPR genius)
-She's developing her own scripted/improv tv show for next year
-She's been on the cover of Bust magazine more than any other person. (Best magazine ever by the by, it's the Anti-Cosmo for all you ladies out there)

Finally, she's been on Letterman too many times to count, below is a video montage of some of her many strange moments.