Interviews with Amy Sedaris and Jerri Blank, plus other related items

My Day at Flatpoint High"My Day at Flatpoint High" chronicles my March 2000 visit with Amy Sedaris (Jerri) and Paul Dinello (Jellineck) at their Comedy Central offices, and includes pictures.
Farewell to Flatpoint"Farewell to Flatpoint" is my article about my visit to the set of SWC on the final day of filming the show's last episode in September of 2000, and my adventures at the wrap party the next night.
"Flatpoint Forever," by Tony Lagarto and Carolyn Marie, is a narrative about the Strangers With Candy seminar that was held at the Museum of Television & Radio on April 2, 2001.
"My Adventures in Wigfield": a narrative about the Wigfield shows and book signings that I attended at Symphony Space in New York on May 14, 2003; at George Washington University's Marvin Center in Washington, DC on June 6 and 7, 2003; and at Politics & Prose on June 7, 2003 in DC.
"Return to Flatpoint" tells the tale of my "good times" at the New York premiere of the Strangers With Candy movie on June 20, 2006.
Strangers With Candy: History 101 by Tony Lagarto. A narrative timeline of the history (and pre-history) of Strangers With Candy.
When Good Clothes Happen to Bad People: Amy Sedaris appears in this feature by Michele Romero, from the November 3, 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly. The piece is a spoof of Us Weekly's "When Bad Clothes Happen to Good People" feature and has commentary by Tim Gunn, Joan Rivers, and Todd Oldham.
Some Bunny to Love: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Chris Ameruoso, from the November 20, 2006, issue of In Touch magazine.
The Cupcake Queen: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Frances A. Largeman-Roth, from the November 2006 issue of Health magazine.
Short Cuts: Amy Sedaris and Stephen Colbert give their top five reasons to see the Strangers With Candy movie, from the July 2006 issue of Black Book magazine.
Junkie Love: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Amanda Petrusich, from the August 2006 issue of Paste magazine.
Candy Girl: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Matt Bell, from the July/August 2006 issue of Genre magazine.
Entertainment Tonight: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Brandy Barber, from the October/November 2006 issue of Bust magazine.
Expert Advice | Amy Sedaris: by Tara Rummell Berson, from the October 2006 issue of Red Book magazine.
Amy Sedaris Gets The Last Word: by Amy Sedaris, from the August 2006 issue of Instinct.
We Want Candy: Interview with Amy Sedaris, by Brandon Voss (Photos by Leeta Harding), from the July 14, 2006 issue of HX magazine.
Q & A | Amy Sedaris: from the July 10, 2006 issue of Time magazine.
Q & A - Amy Sedaris: by Matt Coppa, from the July 10, 2006 issue of Star magazine.
My Life in... Cupcakes: Interview with Amy Sedaris, from More magazine.
Strangely Familiar: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Will O'Bryan, from the July 6, 2006 issue of Metro Weekly.
Amy Sedaris Interview: by Whoopi Goldberg, from the July 2006 issue of Interview magazine (Photos by Todd Oldham).
Must 'Stranger' Among Us: Amy Sedaris made the "Must List" in Entertainment Weekly's June 30/July 7, 2006 issue (Photos by Todd Oldham). The same week the magazine's website had an interview with Amy by Missy Schwartz.
Stranger Than Fiction: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Rebecca Flint Marx, with great photos by Joe Oppedisano, from the Summer 2006 issue of Venus magazine.
My First Time: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Bill Keith, from the June/July 2006 issue of GIANT.
Judging Amy: by Christopher Bagley, from the June 2006 issue of W magazine.
Stephen Colbert interviewed by Morley Safer on the April 30, 2006 edition of "60 Minutes".
The World's 100 Most Influential People, featuring Stephen Colbert, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, and Sarah Jessica Parker, from the May 8, 2006 issue of TIME magazine.
Transcript of Stephen Colbert's appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, April 29, 2006.
The Truthiness Teller: article about Stephen Colbert by Marc Peyser, from the February 13, 2006 issue of Newsweek.
A Conversation with Amy Sedaris: by Jason Adams, from the April 2006 issue of Women's Health.
Make a Calorie-Free Cake: by Amy Sedaris, from the February/March 2006 issue of Ready Made.
Pushy Questions for Amy Sedaris: from the November 3, 2005 online edition of Variety.
Interview: Stephen Colbert, by Nathan Rabin, from the January 25th, 2006 edition of The Onion's A.V. Club.
10 Questions With... Amy Sedaris!  from Andy Cohen's January 13 and January 16, 2006 blog entries at
The Same Five Questions We Always Ask (Amy Sedaris): from the January 2006 issue of JANE.
Air Apparent: fashion spread featuring Stephen Colbert, from the Dec. 2005/Jan. 2006 issue of GIANT.
The American Bald Ego: article about "The Colbert Report" by James Poniewozik, from the November 14, 2005 issue of TIME.
Free Association: with comedian Amy Sedaris, from the November 14, 2005 issue of People magazine.
Factor this: Stephen Colbert is taking aim at TV's biggest pundits: interview by Ed Bark for the October 17, 2005 edition of The Dallas Morning News.
'Daily Show' Correspondent Anchors 'Colbert Report': interview by John Crook for the October 15, 2005 edition of
The Colbert Report: five news tips from Stephen Colbert, as told to Mandi Bierly, from the October 21, 2005 issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Self-Examination: Stephen Colbert interviews Stephen Colbert for the October 12, 2005 online edition of Entertainment Weekly.
Say Cheese: photo shoot featuring Amy Sedaris by Gavin Bond, with text by Michele Romero, from the October 14, 2005 issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Stranger Than Candy: interview with Amy Sedaris by Paul Hagen, with photos by Todd Oldham, from the Oct/Nov 2005 issue of Metro Source.
One Half of 'The Talent Family': a 2004 interview with Amy Sedaris by Ryan Kobb of It appeared in the online edition of The Colorado Daily.
Five Minutes With Stephen Colbert:  a 2005 interview by Elana Berkowitz and Amy Schiller, from
Whacked: interview with Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Amy Sedaris about their book, Wigfield, from the June 12, 2003 edition of Bay Windows.
Fashion Special: Paul Dinello appears in this feature from the August/September 2005 issue of GIANT.
Colbert's Rapport: a piece about Stephen Colbert's new Comedy Central show, "The Colbert Report", from the September 11-17, 2005 issue of TV Guide.
Sugar and Spice: interview with Amy Sedaris by Lily Oei, from the October 2005 issue of V Life.
Amy Sedaris interviewed by Stephen Colbert on "The Daily Show": transcript from the April 3, 2001 interview.
Stephen Colbert on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien": transcript from the June 27, 2003 interview.
Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show with David Letterman": transcript from the September 2, 2005 interview.
Hey, You're Cool: interview with Amy Sedaris by Justin Monroe, from the July 2005 issue of Mass Appeal, with photos by Hawker Harrier.
My Best Buy: interview with Amy Sedaris by Su Ciampa, from the June/July 2005 issue of Budget Living, with a photo by Chris Buck.
Tripping With Amy by Darren Frei, from the June 2005 online edition of OUT Traveler.
Amy Sedaris interview from the May/June 2005 issue of Breathe.
Bewitching: an interview with Amy Sedaris by Christine Champagne, from the June 2005 issue of OUT.
Sedaratives: Amy Sedaris's first advice column in The Believer (from May 2005).
'Daily Show' Funnyman Colbert Gets Show by David Bauder, AP Television Writer. Appeared on May 3, 2005 at yahoonews and the New York Times.
Daily Show's Colbert Gets Series by Anne Becker, from the May 3, 2005 edition of Broadcasting & Cable.
Amy Sedaris Busts Out by Maya Rudolph, from the April/May 2005 issue of BUST magazine, with photos by Todd Oldham.
Diary of a Mad Comedian by Amy Sedaris, from the February/March 2005 issue of BlackBook magazine.
Daily Show 'Reporter' Jokes, Because He Can by Brian Balthazar, from
Strangers With Candy Nerd, an interview with me, Tony Lagarto, by Ryan McKee, from the Winter 2005 issue of Modest Proposal magazine.
Frankly Speaking by Amy Sedaris as told to Jesse Pearson, from Vice magazine.
What Becomes a Loser Most? Amy Sedaris appears as Jerri Blank in this 2005 anti-fur ad for PETA.
Amy Sedaris Interviewed by Amy Sedaris, from the Nov/Dec 2004 issue of Index magazine.
Amy Sedaris for President by Aaron Alper, from the Tampa Bay Gazette.
My Imaginary Boyfriend by Laine Bergeson, from the Nov/Dec 2004 issue of Utne.
Strangers with Headsets by Mark Jacobs, from the October 2004 issue of PAPER.
'Candy'-Coated Sedaris by Edward Guthmann, from a September 2004 edition of
Interview with Stephen Colbert by Ken Plume, from the 8/11/03 edition of IGN FilmForce.
Covering the Convention for Laughs by Robin Finn, from the August 27, 2004 edition of
Lady's Night, by Don Kaplan, from the 8/16/04 edition of New York Post online.
'Show' Off, interview with Stephen Colbert by Mandi Bierly, from the 7/13/04 issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Two articles about filming the SWC movie by Ben Reed, originally posted at
[Final Analysis] Amy Sedaris by Carlin Flora, from the August 2004 issue of Psychology Today.
Amy Sedaris Interview by Eric Spitznagel, from the March 2004 issue of The Believer.
Anyone's Best Guest by Michael Davis, from the April 18, 2004 issue of
TV Guide-Ultimate Cable.
Amy Sedaris and a Tale of Two Bunnies by Joanne Thomas, from Volume 18 of Animal Fair.
Sedaris Cleans Up by Anna Jane Grossman, from the November 4, 2002 edition of the New York Observer.
Amy Sedaris Interview by Ron Babcock, from issue #3, Fall 2003, of Modest Proposal magazine.
‘The Daily Show’ tunes in for Granite State primary (interview with Stephen Colbert) from the January 25, 2004 edition of The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News.
3 Questions for Amy Sedaris by Elisabeth Vincentelli from the January 22-29, 2004 issue of Time Out New York.
Amy Sedaris Interview by Nathan Rabin, from Volume 40, Issue 3 of The Onion's A.V. Club.   ( and I are mentioned in the interview.)
Riffing with... Amy Sedaris by Lester Van Jack, from the December 2003 issue of Uproar magazine.
Will the Real Amy Sedaris Please Stand Up? by Lisa Skriver, from the November 19, 2003 issue of The Phoenix.
Not Your Average Joanna by Dan Bassichis, from the December 4, 2003 issue of the Brown Daily Herald.
Coming Up | Amy Sedaris Les Simpson, from a 1999 issue of Radar magazine.
The Rather Hilarious Amy Sedaris by Christine Fontana, from the January 2004 issue of Playgirl.
School's In: There's Strangers, then there are its strange fans by Robert Wilonsky, from the Nov. 20, 2003 edition of the Dallas Observer.   ( and I are mentioned in the interview.)
To Be Continued by Carl Skoggard, with photos by Todd Oldham. A 20+ page spread featuring Amy's apartment from the Fall 2003 issue of nest.
Amy Sedaris' far-flung comedy makes her a crass act by Steve Penhollow, from the August 20, 2003 edition of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
Getting Wiggy With It by Elizabeth A. Kennedy, from the August 11, 2003 edition of the Washington Post Express.
Divine Deviance: David and Amy Sedaris share a slightly skewed view of life and theater, from the November 7, 1997 issue of In Theater.
Spotlight on Amy Sedaris, from the book "The Second City: Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theater" by Sheldon Patinkin.
Decorating a 1-Bedroom for Comic and Rabbit by Penelope Green, from the Real Estate section of the July 20, 2003 edition of the New York Times.
Amy Sedaris, stranger than ever by Christine Champagne, from the July 15, 2003 edition of Gaywatch at
Candy Girl by Dan Avery, from a July 2003 issue of HX.
Two of a Kind - Amy Sedaris interviewed by Amy Sedaris, from the Spring 2003 issue of Show People.
Wigging Out by Darel Jevens, from the April 27, 2003 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Chafing Amy by Nora Burns, from NEXT.
An Army of None by Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, writing as Russell Hokes, from the June 2003 issue of SPIN.
Two's Company by Laurie Henzel, from the Summer 2003 issue of BUST.
Wake and Bake: What's cooking with Amy Sedaris by Peter Davis, from the June/July 2003 issue of PAPER.
Amy Sedaris Cupcake or cheeseball? by David Farley, from The Wave.
Sugar Mama: Amy Sedaris sweet-talks TONY about Comedy Central's Strangers with Candy by Christine Champagne, from Time Out New York.
`Daily Show' meets Second City in `Wigfield' tour by Nina Metz, from the April 27, 2003 issue of the Chicago Tribune.
A Wacky Chick Am I by Simon Doonan. This excerpt from Doonan's book, "Wacky Chicks", was featured in the New York Observer.
Amy Sedaris: Comedy's Antidote for a Sitcom-Saturated Age by David Rakoff, from the May 2001 issue of Interview magazine.
Amy Sedaris Wigs Out: The Strangers With Candy Star Populates a Bizarre Town, about the Sedaris/Dinello/Colbert collaboration, "Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not", from the 2003 Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Chasing Amy: At Home with Amy Sedaris by Michael Gartland, from a 2001 issue of PAPER.
The Many Faces of Amy Sedaris by Ty Wenzel, from Privy.
Interview with Amy Sedaris from the UNDERGROUND.
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David & Amy Sedaris by Steve Lafreniere, from the February 2001 issue of Index magazine.
The Beauty Queen of Inane by Louisa Kamps, from the April 2001 issue of ELLE.
Baking Amy by Su Ciampa, from the Spring 2001 issue of BUST.
Paging Amy Sedaris by Harry Brown, from the April 2001 issue of Metro Source.
Strangers With Candy Star Gives Lip Service to Horses, Amy Sedaris targets Premarin in PETA's parody advertisement, from March 15, 2000.
NOTE OF IRONY:  At the moment that Amy received the telephone call requesting her to do this ad she was unpacking a taxidermied animal that she had successfully bid on from eBay.
Editing (and Saying So Long to) Strangers With Candy by Tommy Nguyen, October 2000 interview with SWC editor Pam Arnold from EditorsNet.
Amy Sedaris Goes Blank by Jack Pelham, from the April 14, 2000 issue of Etcetera.
School Daze by Randee Dawn, from the October 2000 issue of Alternative Press, including photos by Nick Koudis.
The Art of Dressing Funny by Beatrice Springborn, article about SWC costume designer Victoria Farrell from chickclick.
Strangers With Candy's Amy Sedaris by Michael Alarcon, from the June 16, 2000 edition of
Jerri Blank interview by William van Meter, from SPIN.
Amy Sedaris interview by David Savage, from the November 1998 issue of Index magazine.
Amy Sedaris: No Stranger to Her Fans by Jay Jimenez, from the December 3, 1999 issue of Next.
Wild Thang by Gary Kon, from the Spring 2000 issue of Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly.
Talk to Strangers by Patrick Folliard, from the February 25, 2000 issue of the Washington Blade.
Oak Ridge's Mitch Rouse co-stars in new TV comedy by Dorothy Senn, from the October 2, 1998 issue of the Oak Ridger.
Some Strangers With Candy Reviews: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I Dream of Janeane by Amy Sedaris, interview with Janeane Garofalo from the Summer 2000 issue of Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly.
Amy Sedaris Digs Wigs and Baking by Rex Doane, from the May 5, 2000 edition of
Sister Sedaris: Ol' Pig Nose Comes to Town by Steve Wiecking, from
J.J. Sedelmaier Productions Not Afraid of Strangers with Candy, article about the creation of the animated opening of SWC, from Digital Post Production and Digital Facility.
The Great Escape: A couple flees from suburban plains for some Windy City action, Sarah Thyre writes about her travels with hubby Andy Richter to Chicago, from's Cheap Date Forum.
Discovering New Orleans Anew: Two New Yorkers take it easy in the Big Easy, Sarah Thyre writes about her travels with hubby Andy Richter to New Orleans, from's Cheap Date Forum.
Transcript from the 6/12/00 online chat with Amy, Stephen, and Paul, from Comedy Central.
Those Darned Fallon Kids by Amy Sedaris, interview with Jimmy and Gloria Fallon from Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly
The Little Frieda Mysteries: A parable of the human heart starring Amy Sedaris, June 1999 posting about the staging of the Talent Family play at the Moore Theatre.
Harvard is Funny by Eliot I. Hodges and Zachary Heineman, article that discusses Mark & Steve O'Donnell's careers, from The Harvard Crimson.
Strangers With Candy's explosive season ending made Christine Champagne's List of the Top Ten Queer TV Moments of 2000, from
The Bedroom Interview with Amy Sedaris by Todd Oldham, from the January 4, 2001 edition of
Comedy Maverick Does it Her Way by Chris De Benedetti, from myprimetime.
Jerri Blank's beauty makeover parody ("makeunder") from the September 2000 issue of Jane.