Published on November 30th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Third Frames: Amy Sedaris in Toronto

Amy Sedaris passed through Toronto yesterday to promote her new book, Simple Times. The Chapters location at Richmond & John was just a tiny bit cramped: about 30 chairs set up for about 150 fans, clutching copies of Wigfield and Strangers With Candy to get signed alongside the quirky craft book. MTV Canada’s Dan Levy kicked things off with a q&a, followed by an R-rated craft demo from Amy and a very lengthy signing.

Among the things we learned:
-This won’t be her last collaboration with Paul Dinello, even though she always says it will be.
-She took handmade potholders on tour with her, and sold out before reaching Toronto! The good news: she made $1,300.
-She’ll be spending Christmas alone in New York, which she assured us – in response to our audible sympathies – is a choice.

For the full set of photos, click hereabouts.

Dan Levy interviews Amy Sedaris in Toronto. Photo by Sharilyn Johnson.


About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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