Actress Amy Sedaris Actress Amy Sedaris. She's the star of the comedy series "Strangers With Candy" that airs Monday and Saturday nights on Comedy Central. Sedaris plays Jerri Blank, a 47-year old ex-con, ex-prostitute lesbian high school freshman. She's the sister of David Sedaris, a humor writer who has been on Fresh Air several times. Amy and David have produced and written several plays together, including the 1996 Obie award winning "One Woman Shoe."