Meet this sexy, savvy, single comedian who is a living contradiction to every “single” stereotype.With the holiday season all around us, Amy Sedaris — a New York author, actress and cult comedy icon — was already planning her next shindig.“I like dating and I’ve had plenty of boyfriends, but I like being alone a lot better.
Sedaris might be at least partly kidding, but as a proud single woman living alone in Manhattan for over a decade, she’s clearly a little biased toward her lifestyle choice.
As far as she’s concerned, being alone and unencumbered is always a better option than being in a relationship and forced to endure, as she describes it, “endless weekends shopping at Pottery Barn with other dead-eyed couples.”“I’m too independent to be in a relationship,” she says.
Her guest list, as usual, contained a healthy sampling of urban singles and fabulous gay men.
But sometimes, if only out of social obligation, she also had to invite a few married people.“Couples can be soooo huge maintenance,” Sedaris said with a sigh.
I never want to be in a relationship where the other person says, ‘Listen, I promised this guy at work that we’d drop by for brunch on Sunday.’ Are you kidding me? ”Amy Sedaris may not yet be a household name, but she’s well on her way to superstardom.
A graduate of The Second City theater in Chicago (the alma mater of Tina Fey and Steve Carell, among many others), she’s had numerous small but memorable roles in movies like (written by Juno scribe Diablo Cody).