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Go now and take a look around. Keep in mind that some of our faculty members are known to lock their doors after Jerri Blank leaves their classrooms and offices, so try knocking. The gymnasium just reopened after Poppy Downes tried to thrash herself through a keyhole, and our janitor just finished sweeping Guy Blank's ashes off the floor. The Chemistry Lab has reopened, too. There was some kind of incident in there involving a student making homemade drugs out of common household products.
|Interviews & Articles||Cast, Crew, and Character Info|
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.
The Cupcake Queen: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Frances A. Largeman-Roth, from the November 2006 issue of Health.
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.
Junkie Love: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Amanda Petrusich, from the August 2006 issue of Paste.
Candy Girl: Interview with Amy Sedaris by Matt Bell, from the July/August 2006 issue of Genre
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.
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 episode 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.
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 bravotv.com.
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.
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 zap2it.com.
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 LofiMag.com. 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 campusprogress.org.
Whacked: interview with Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and Amy Sedaris about 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, with photos by Eibold and Erb.
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.
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 msnbc.com.
Strangers With Candy Nerd, an interview with me, Tony Lagarto, by Ryan McKee, from the Winter 2005 issue of Modest Proposal.
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.
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.
'Candy'-Coated Sedaris by Edward Guthmann, from a September 2004 edition of SFGate.com.
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 NYTimes.com.
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.
[Final Analysis] Amy Sedaris by Carlin Flora, from the August 2004 issue of Psychology Today.
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.
Amy Sedaris Interview by Eric Spitznagel,
from the March 2004 issue of The Believer.
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.
‘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.
Riffing with... Amy Sedaris by Lester Van Jack, from the December 2003 issue of Uproar.
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 by 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: a tribute to SWC fandom by Robert Wilonsky, from the November 20, 2003 edition of the Dallas Observer.
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 gay.com.
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.
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.
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, from the January 2003 issue of Entertainment Weekly, which previewed upcoming movies, TV shows, music, and books.
Chasing Amy: At Home with Amy Sedaris by Michael Gartland, from PAPER.
The Many Faces of Amy Sedaris by Ty Wenzel, from Privy.
Interview with Amy Sedaris, from the UNDERGROUND.
Amy conducted an interview with Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show, Legally Blonde) for the Nov/Dec 2002 issue of Index magazine. [not available]
David & Amy Sedaris by Steve Lafreniere, from the Feb/March 2001 issue of Index magazine.
Amy Sedaris & David Rakoff: It Oddballs, photo by Chris Buck, from Entertainment Weekly's June 29/July 6, 2001 double issue, "The 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment: The It List".
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.
Those Darned Fallon Kids, an interview that Amy conducted with Jimmy and Gloria Fallon for Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly.
June 1999 posting about the staging of "The Little Frieda Mysteries" at the Moore Theatre.
Harvard is Funny: A Scrutiny by Zachary Heineman and Eliot I. Hodges; an article that discusses Mark & Steve O'Donnell's careers from The Harvard Crimson.
Christine Champagne's List of the Top Ten Queer TV Moments of 2000, from Gay.com.
The Bedroom Interview With Amy Sedaris by Todd Oldham, from the January 4, 2001 edition of Nerve.com.
Beauty Central: The Jane Makeunders, a beauty makeover parody featuring Jerri Blank, from the September 2000 issue of Jane.
Editing (and Saying So Long to) 'Strangers With Candy' by Tommy Nguyen; an interview with SWC editor Pam Arnold from EditorsNet.com.
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.
The Art of Dressing Funny by Beatrice Springborn; an article about SWC costume designer Victoria Farrell, from chickclick.com.
Strangers With Candy Star Gives Lip Service To Horses; Amy Sedaris Targets Premarin in PETA's New Parody Ad.
J.J. Sedelmaier Productions Not Afraid of "Strangers with Candy", from Digital Post Production and Digital Facility.
Strangers With Candy's Amy Sedaris by Michael Alarcon, from the June 16, 2000 edition of Synge.com.
Jerri Blank Interview, from SPIN.
The Great Escape: A couple flees from suburban plains for some Windy City action; article by Sarah Thyre about her travels with her hubby Andy Richter to Chicago, from Swoon's Cheap Date Forum.
Discovering New Orleans Anew: Two New Yorkers take it easy in the Big Easy; article by Sarah Thyre about her travels with her hubby Andy Richter to the Crescent City, from Swoon's Cheap Date Forum.
Amy Sedaris; a November 1998 Interview from Index magazine.
Amy Sedaris: No Stranger to Her Fans by Jay Jimenez, from the December 1999 issue of NEXT.
Wild Thang by Gary Kon, from the Spring 2000 issue of Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly.
Talk to Strangers: Amy Sedaris creates a loser on her second time around by Patrick Folliard, from the February 25, 2000 issue of the Washington Blade.
Hanging Out: I Dream of Janeane; an interview that Amy Sedaris conducted with Janeane Garofalo for the Summer 2000 issue of Abercrombie & Fitch Quarterly.
Amy Sedaris Digs Wigs and Baking by Rex Doane, from the May 5, 2000 edition of Salon.com.
Sister Sedaris: Ol' Pig Nose Comes to Town by Steve Wiecking, from thestranger.com.
Comedy Maverick Does It Her Way by Chris De Benedetti, from myprimetime.com.
|"The Life and Good Times of Jerri Blank", my timeline of key events in Jerri's life.
Insights into Jerri Blank's past and the workings of her mind. What makes her tick?
Amy Sedaris Mini-Biography, including a filmography.
Article about Mitch Rouse by Dorothy Senn, from "The Oak Ridger".
Cast biographical/career info and filmographies.
Full Cast List for the series.
Full Crew List for the series.
|The Flatpoint Cinema Googolplex:|
SWC Movie Central
|Strangers With Candy: The Movie cast info, updates, and inside scoop.|
Strangers With Candy Movie Companion @ jerriblank.com
Ebert & Roeper give SWC two thumbs up on their July 1, 2006 program.
Blank to the Future: Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews the SWC movie in the June 30/ July 7, 2006 issue of Entertainment Weekly.
Read some Reviews
of the SWC movie that came out right after the Sundance premiere in January of 2005.
Read some February 2006 news items about the second distribution deal with TH!NKFilm.
Read some October 2005 news items about the film's failed first distribution deal with Warner Independent Pictures.
Strangers with Headsets by Mark Jacobs, from the October 2004 issue of PAPER.
Two articles about filming the SWC movie by Ben Reed, originally posted at nj.com.
strangerswithcandymovie.com: The official movie website.
An open letter to fans to get the movie released to theaters, or at least to DVD.
|Transcripts and Book Excerpts|
|Stephen Colbert's appearance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner April 29, 2006.|
Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show with David Letterman" September 2, 2005
Stephen Colbert on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" June 27, 2003
Amy Sedaris interviewed by Stephen Colbert on "The Daily Show" April 3, 2001
Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, and Paul Dinello's Comedy Central online chat June 12, 2000
See the Links section to find websites that have some SWC episode transcripts and Amy Sedaris interview transcripts.
When I Was a Girl, edited by Alison Pollet. The text of this excerpt about Amy Sedarisfrom the book, "When I Was a Girl"was featured on the WE: Women's Television series of the same name.
A Wacky Chick Am I by Simon Doonan. This excerpt about Amy Sedarisfrom Doonan's book, "Wacky Chicks"was featured in the New York Observer.
|Articles by me, Tony Lagarto|
Strangers With Candy: History 101 A history (and pre-history) of SWC.|
My Day at Flatpoint High An article about my first visit with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello.
Farewell to Flatpoint Chronicles my visit to the set of Strangers With Candy on the last day of filming the final episode, and also my experiences at the wrap party the next night in the East Village.
Flatpoint Forever My narrative, co-written with Carolyn Marie, about the Strangers With Candy seminar at the Museum of Television & Radio.
My Adventures in Wigfield An article about the Wigfield shows and book signings 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, also in DC.
An Extra's Tale My "on set" diary relating my experience as an extra in the Strangers With Candy movie.
Return to Flatpoint Tells the tale of my experiences at the New York premiere of the Strangers With Candy movie on June 20, 2006.
|Episode Guide & Information|
|Tony's SWC Episode Guide|
Episode Ranking: Tony rates all 30 episodes in order.
The Flatpoint Auditorium: The best quotes from the folks of Flatpoint;
some in WAV and MP3 formats.
|Multimedia, Fan Fiction, Picture Galleries|
|Good Time Island: Desktop wallpapers, Instant Messenger icons/avatars, soundboards, and more.|
The Flatpoint Writers Forum: Strangers With Candy Fan Fiction and some of my original story ideas.
The Flatpoint Museum of Fine Arts: Strangers-inspired Artistic Creations from fans.
The Flatpoint Photo Galleries: pictures of cast and crew.
|News and Reviews|
|Latest News about the show and its stars.|
Strangers With Candy related reviews: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
You're In High School Again, an April 14, 1999 review of SWC by Clark Humphrey, from MISCmedia.com.
Cracked Out Candy, a September 8, 2000 review of SWC by Tim Perzyk, from The Chronicle at Duke University.
Don't Be a Stranger to 'Candy'; Kinney Littlefield's June 19, 2000 review of SWC, from the Orange County Register and the Akron Beacon Journal.
Sweet Tooth; Christopher McQuain's April 26, 2000 review of SWC from Willamette Week.
The "Fashion Police" section from an April 2005 issue of US Weekly magazine in which Amy Sedaris is featured in a Mary Adams dress that she wore to Sarah Jessica Parker's 40th birthday party at the Plaza in New York.
"When Bad Clothes Happen to Good People", from the 8/19/02 issue of US Weekly magazine featured a picture of Amy Sedaris from the season premiere of Sex & the City. The comments were made by MTV VJ Dave Holmes and comedians Jim David, Danielle Koenig, and Matt Weinhold.
Review of "The Book of Liz" from HX.
Sibling Ribaldry; Ethan Smith's March 26, 2001 review of "The Book of Liz", from The Village Voice.
Douglas Carter Beane's "The Country Club", a play in which Amy Sedaris appeared in the fall of 1999 and was subsequently nominated for a 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play; see some pix and read a review.
Tiny Malice: The Sedaris siblings tell a dark tale of passion in their new play; John Longenbaugh's July 1, 1999 review of "The Little Frieda Mysteries", from Seattle Weekly.
Turning the Headlines Sideways Into Laughs; Ben Brantley's January 26, 1995 review of "One Woman Shoe", from The New York Times.
Stitches; Of Stardom and a Tyranny of Images; Ben Brantley's January 11, 1994 review of "Stitches", from The New York Times.
Gulps and Gasps in a Loopy Comedy; Aileen Jacobson's January 11, 1994 review of "Stitches", from Newsday.
Press Release for "I Like You", a book by Amy Sedaris, due in the fall of 2006.
|F.A.Q. Get the Flatpoint 411 from this list of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers).|
The "Candy" Shop at the Flatpoint Strip Mall has special treats for friends and strangers.
Miscellany: A Flatpoint Phylum A running tally of various things, such as instances when Jerri addresses the camera directly, times that characters say "I've got something to say" or "God damn it," references to homosexuality, monkey mentions, and more.
Links to Strangers-related websites.
Welcome to Quad Cities a tribute to Amy, Paul, and Stephen's sketch comedy series, "Exit 57".
Welcome to Wigfield Meet the citizens of this charming hodgepodge of porno shops, strip clubs, and used auto parts yards.
"The Colbert Report" Mr. Blackman's favorite cable-TV pundit show.
The Flatpoint Chamber of Commerce Learn about our fair city.
Strangers With Candy Pop Quiz
The J.Q. Test Your Jerri Quotient
Strangers With Candy Final Exam
Extra Credit Question
The Season One Golden Donkey Awards, Season Two GDA's, and Season Three GDA's for outstanding achievements by the cast and crew of Strangers With Candy.
A few words of appreciation to some of the people who have helped me along the way.
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