Geek Girl Of The Week: Amy Sedaris

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Who: Amy Sedaris

Type of Geek: Don’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Vomit Funny-Girl Geek

Much like Vegemite and Josh Groban, Amy Sedaris is an acquired taste. It’s not because she’s unfunny—it’s almost that she’s too funny. Her comedy knows no limits or boundaries, which can at times annoy people to no end or make them violently uncomfortable and even ill. Whether she’s playing yellow-toothed former junkie and teenage runaway Jerri Blank on Strangers With Candy, or she’s ill-advising nesting fools on how to remove urine stains from the sheets in her book I Like You: Hospitality Under The Influence, Sedaris refuses to break character. Ever.

Sometimes I wonder if her entire life is one big joke between her and her rabbit Dusty. Let’s just say nothing Amy does would surprise me—and that’s why she’s such a funny-girl geek goddess. Well, that and her mind-blowing relationship with Glen Fandango, her imaginary husband.

To read more about other Funny Girl Geek Goddesses like Amy, pre-order your copy of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks, And Other Misfits Are Taking Over The World.

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Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.