Good Housekeeping Gets Stranger With Amy Sedaris

Comedy, Featured  

Take your steaming pile of Goop and shove it, Gwyneth dear. There’s a new sheriff in town; and she’s got a new TV show. Comic tsunami and DIY doyenne Amy Sedaris will bring Gay Christmas early this fall with the launch of her 10-episode scripted comedy series At Home With Amy Sedaris. Presenting network TruTV loglines the project:

“Amy Sedaris cordially invites you into her home, where she will show off diverse but necessary homemaking skills, from death-bed etiquette, to gutting a fish, to crocheting miniature sweaters for a mice infestation, to entertaining your husband’s business associates. As always, Amy will give it her best shot to entertain guests, increase her know-how and her can-do, and attempt to work out personal issues.”sedarisinsta

The Hollywood Reporter describes the eponymous project as “a mashup of hospitality, variety and talk-show formats,” with each episode centered around “a traditional theme, such as fish, wood or grieving” which “will combine Sedaris’ humor and talents as a crafter, chef, baker and hostess.” Fish, wood or grieving? Crafting, chef-ing, baking and hostessing? Holy Preserve, Blake Lively! Sign us up!

Says Amy on the show: “I’ve been doing this show in my head for years. It will be terrific to get it on TV so I can free up some wiggle room up in my skull.”

Though there isn’t yet an official trailer for the series, Ms. Sedaris has been killing us softly and teasing behind-the-scenes Instagram posts.

Those not familiar with the transgressive comic bent of Amy Sedaris need only peruse clips from her spot-on riff on teen Afterschool Specials meets Fish Out of Water tropes, Strangers With Candy—a Comedy Central series and subsequent feature film, both of which featured frequent collaborators Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello.

Or her quick scene-stealing cameos as off-kilter socialite Mimi Kanasis on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Her turn as Pam, an unhinged realtor with a neck brace was one of the highlights of Broad City season one.

See also the promotional video companions to her 2010 how-to tome “Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People,” which was positively reviewed by The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

At Home With Amy Sedaris debuts this fall on TruTV. There is nary a Goop Vaginal Jade Egg in sight. And as grande dame St. Martha Stewart would say, “It’s a good thing.”

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