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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Girls Night Out - Evening with Amy Sedaris

Amy Sedaris is coming to Palo Alto - her San Francisco show is already sold out. She's billed as America's funniest hostess.Recently on David Letterman, the Today Show and the CBS Early Show, Amy presents her new book, "Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People."  This is not your mother's crafting!  It's crafting through the eyes of the zany, hilarious. Sedaris, who will educate and entertain with some of her best tips and advice for "crafting craftily."

Sedaris is a comedienne, playwright and actress. She performed in the legendary Chicago comedy troupe's Second City and Annoyance Theatre. Her best-known character is Jerri Blank, a middle-aged, former prostitute-turned-high-school student, featured on Comedy Central's cult series (and then movie) Strangers with Candy (a movie I actually didn't think was funny).

She's been on Rescue Me, Sex and the City, Shrek Forever and the upcoming Ass Backwards. She collaborated with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello on the book, Wigfield, and she frequently appears on David Letterman. And yes, she is also David Sedaris' sister. Under the name "The Talent Family," she and David have written and produced several envelope-pushing plays including Stitches and One Woman Shoe.

What: An Evening of Laughter with Amy Sedaris - a Benefit for Breast Cancer Conections
When: November 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Cost: $38 for one person and one book, $45 for two people and one book
Tickets: at Kepler's Bookstore in Menlo Park, or call (650) 324-4321, or online.

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