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Tuesday, August 15, 2006


215 Festival! News openly swiped from our site!

Amy Sedaris | I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence WITH John Hodgman | The Areas of My Expertise, John Coulton AND David Rees | Get Your War On!
Thursday, October 5, 2006 at 7:00PM
Central Library
Ticket Info: FREE. No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

The multi-talented Amy Sedaris is many things: actress (Comedy Central’s Strangers with Candy, Sex and the City), film star (Bewitched, Maid in Manhattan), and yes, David Sedaris’s sister. The movie version of Strangers with Candy, in which she stars alongside Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, Sarah Jessica Parker and Philip Seymour Hoffman, recently played at your local theater. In I Like You, Sedaris serves up hospitality with a twist and includes the recipes for her popular cheese balls and cupcakes, sold at Joe Coffee in Manhattan.

A frequent guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and NPR’s This American Life, John Hodgman is the author of The Areas of My Expertise, an astounding compendium of faux truths. Dave Eggers comments, “His world is similar to our world, but better in that its geography is crossed by magic and hoboes and lies so odd and bold and true that they may even qualify as fiction.” The host and curator of the eclectic literature and music series, “The Little Gray Book Lectures,” Hodgman performs on stages nationwide and his writing appears in McSweeney’s, the New York Times and The Believer. He is also the PC guy in the Apple Commericals.

David Rees’s profane and irreverent political comic strip, Get Your War On, is seen by millions of readers online, in Rolling Stone, and other publications weekly. Biting satire coupled with a keen news sense are the hallmarks of Rees’s clip-art comics, which skewer both politicians and the media with dead aim.

Jonathan Coulton is the musical director of “The Little Gray Book Lectures,” for which he composes theme-appropriate music for nearly every show and also provides “the occasional quirky cover, haunting interlude, or graceful transition.” His full length CD is Smoking Monkey.

Amy Sedaris's Sort of Official Site

Amy Sedaris Rocks!

John Hodgman

Jonathan Coulton

David Rees


Anonymous Katie said...

Hi there, I found this page in Google blog search. Could you please give me the URL or tell me the website where you read that Amy Sedaris will be at the 215 Festival this year? I'd like to add it to the book tour page on my Amy Sedaris site ( and I like to add a link to the venue or organization/festival's info page. Thanks! :)

8:06 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hey there Katie!
For whatever reason, the 215 site has not been updated for this year. I got the news from our lecture office who helps book folks for the Fest.

9:46 AM  

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