Upon seeing Amy Sedaris, one could not imagine the type of characters she takes on or the plays she writes with brother David. Amy Sedaris has acted as a number of off-color people such as Dennis Finchâs female copy in Just Shoot Me and most notably Jerri Blank from the cult TV classic Strangers With Candy. In Sedarisâ most famous role, she plays a 46 year old, ex-junkie that goes back to high school. Sedaris co-wrote the script with Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert. âI couldnât really believe Jerri Blank was played by Amy Sedaris,â junior Kenna Stenback said. âShe really is an impressive actor.â Sedaris has recently come out with a book titled I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. In this book she gives advice on topics that range from party advice to how to be a good guest and instructions on how to make items that include an âeye burritoâ (something that you put on when you sleep that relieves wrinkles under the eyes) and it also includes recipes on many different types of food. She was recently at Iowa State University to talk about her book and her experiences as an actress and an author. âShe told some really good stories and was just really entertaining.â Stenback said. âShe showed how to make the eye burrito and she wanted to put ham flavoring in it.â The lecture was held in the Great Hall in the Memorial Union on the ISU campus. Highlights included multiple swearing rants, a story about her imaginary boyfriend Ricky and questions asked by the audience. âSome people in the audience asked her some really weird questions,â Stenback said. âOne person asked her to sing happy birthday and a few people asked her to do impersonations. She wasnât really afraid to make fun of the people who asked some stupid questions, which made it hilarious.â Sedaris was at ISU as a part of the âCan Laughter Save America?â lecture series. The series is sponsored by the ISU Committees on Lectures, which aims to bring comedians to ISU to discuss various issues. âWhat makes Amy Sedaris really special is that she is one of the few legitimately funny comedians in show business today,â Stenback said. âI really admire her because she isnât afraid to be funny. Some women are too tentative in comedy, but she doesnât hold back and it shows.â Upcoming speakers for âCan Laughter Save Americaâ include Michael Ian Black from Comedy Centralâs sketch troupe Stella on April 7th and Jon Oliver from Comedy Centralâs The Daily Show with Jon Stewart the week of VEISHA.