Who Would You Like to See In a One-Person Show on Broadway? Playbill Readers Pick Their Favorites

By Michael Gioia
14 Aug 2012

Amy Sedaris

Andy Mientus: "Amy Sedaris as Jerri Blank for obvious reasons." Mientus, who has been seen in Off-Broadway's Carrie and will appear in the upcoming season of "Smash," responded to the Playbill poll via Twitter. Actress Sedaris is known for her portrayal of Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old high school freshman, in Comedy Central's offbeat series "Strangers With Candy." Blank, a teenage runaway of 32 years, describes herself as "a boozer, a user and a loser" — quality material for a one-woman comedy show. (We also think stories about growing up in the Sedaris household — her brother is humorist David Sedaris — would be a darkly funny autobiographical ride on stage.)