A scathing satire of afterschool specials, the show only ran from April 1999 to October 2000 on Comedy Central.
Sedaris wrote it with her old cronies from Second City, and also birthed the character of Jerri Blank, the ex-junkie and former prostitute who goes back to high school at age 46.
“If somebody called me up and they were depressed or needed to talk, I would have all the patience in the world to listen to them.Comedianne Amy Sedaris confronts vulgarity with a daring innocence to create her wickedly absurd characters.You may best remember her as America's most lovable skank, Jerri Blank, from the hyper-irreverent series Strangers With Candy. to write plays with her brother, author David Sedaris, who has hilariously documented their family's history in many of his books and stories. Along with fellow Second City vets Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, she wrote and starred in the sketch show Exit 57, which ran Comedianne Amy Sedaris confronts vulgarity with a daring innocence to create her wickedly absurd characters.Since there are already plenty of biographies for Amy all over the web ("Amy Sedaris was born on March 29, 1961,to Lou and Sharon Sedaris in upstate New York..."--that kind), I thought it would be more fun to compile a list of really bizarro and useless trivia and stories that will make you adore [or be weirded out by] Amy even more. She's not hooked up right." -David Letterman on Amy Sedaris She had a fatty suit made just to wear home to Raleigh for a brief visit to screw with her weight-conscious father.Oh, and yes, she's the younger sister of bestselling author David Sedaris."What you have to understand about this lovely woman is, in addition to being a fine actress and a wonderful comedienne, she's peculiar.... It tore him up to think that his daughter had "let herself go" but Amy did it for the laughs. Upon walking out of her apartment on a search for it, she ran into a woman on crutches--who took her up to her apartment and gave her Vicodin.