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Jerri Blank was a user, a boozer, and a loser.  Here are 14 more things you didn't know.

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On the big screen

COMEDY NERD BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS Dave Letterman produced a Strangers with Candy movie. CRACKED.COM The Strangers with Candy film was actually a prequel to the TV series. Find out how how self-described junkie whore Jerri was released from prison to learn that high school sucks as much as ever. With cameos by Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker and Philip Seymour Hoffman!


Comedy Central groundbreaker

COMEDY NERD BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS Strangers with Candy made Comedy Central history. 26 CRACKED.COM The show was Comedy Central's first original, live-action, non- sketch series. Yeah, that's a lot of qualifiers, but pretty cool nonetheless.


Exit 57 ruled

COMEDY NERD BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS Strangers stars got their TV start on Exit 57. LOTTO M Cough - - Cold GRACKED.COM Before Strangers, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris starred on this Comedy Central sketch show. Despite multiple CableACE nominations, the show only lasted 12 episodes.


Something in common

COMEDY NERD BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS Amy Sedaris and Jerri Blank have a lot in common. OSITION GRAGKED.COM COM They're both survivors. Both can be simple-minded (says Amy). Both live in the moment. She's desperate to be loved, says Sedaris. Deep down, there's a little bit of Jerri in everyone.


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