A laugh-out-loud evening of moderated conversation with Amy Sedaris, followed by an audience Q&A. Amy is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her Emmy-nominated, series, the hilarious and slightly deranged world of At Home with Amy Sedaris. She played the endearingly eccentric Jerri Blank in her hit comedy series Strangers with Candy, and can currently be seen on Disney+ in The Mandalorian.
Moderator: Emmy award-winning producer Mark McLemore has been the host of Arizona Public Media’s “Arizona Spotlight” since 2007. It is a weekly public affairs, culture, and arts show with a very wide beat. Mark has done stories about topics ranging from wildfires to deep sea research, from global refugees to Arizona’s centenarian population, and from dinosaur fossil finds to the proper care of urban chickens. Read More
Along the way, he has had the chance to have in-depth conversations with artists and celebrities including Carol Burnett, Art Garfunkel, Patti Lupone, Michael York, Randy Newman, Leslie Marmon Silko, Doc Severinsen, Billy Collins, Stacy Keach, Bruce Dern, John Amos, Burt Bacharach, Ken Burns, Jean Auel, Ronnie Chieng, Julie Newmar, John Waters, Martin Short, Bernadette Peters, Dana Carvey, William Shatner, Sandra Bernhard, Tippi Hedren, Roger Corman, Booker T Jones, Chris Isaak, Ellen Burstyn, George Takei, and the magician known only as Teller.
Mark was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where he studied music and art, and worked as a film projectionist, museum guard, and musician. He has played drums in bands since he was a teenager, and it was a sudden chance to play in a friend’s band that brought him to Tucson in 1991, a decision he has never had time to regret.