I met Amy Sedaris on the street in the West Village in NYC tonight.
She is my comedy hero.
I recognized her walking towards me right away. She passed me. I turned around immediately. Followed her for 4 blocks in pure excitement. Called my sister. I felt so nervous. I knew I had to say hello and ask for a picture.
She crossed the street. I thought my chance to meet her was over. I crossed the street.
She stopped at a crosswalk. This was my chance. I walked up to her left. I leaned forward and said, “You are hilarious. I just think you are so funny.”
“Oh thank you,” she said politely.
“I love everything you are in. Strangers With Candy,” I said.
“Oh thank you,” she said.
“Can I take my picture with you?
“Oh sure,” she said. She was so nice.
I took out my Iphone. I was so nervous my hand was shaking. “I’m so nervous,” I said. She smiled. And snapped two pictures.
“Have a good night,” I said.
“You too,” she smiled and walked away.
I was so excited to meet her. I walked ten blocks in the wrong direction.