Colbert, Sedaris, and Dinello Remember Their Strangers With Candy Days

Believe it or not, in just a few days it will be the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, and Paul Dinello’s Comedy Central series Strangers With Candy, when Jerri Blank, Chuck Noblet, Geoffrey Jellineck, and the rest of the gang were introduced to the world. To celebrate, The Late Show uploaded a new video today featuring the three main stars, and it’s a sweet look back on how they got started doing improv at Second City, playing pranks on each other (well, mostly Sedaris and Dinello playing pranks on Colbert), and how their days as young, struggling comedians led to the show. These days Colbert is a CBS late-night host, Sedaris has her own show on TruTV, and Dinello is a writer and producer for both of them, so when it comes to three-way friendships, it’s clear this trio has found something extra special with each other. “We were very tight, we were very poor, and I don’t know, we liked each other,” Colbert remembers. Apparently there’s no better way to forge a lifetime three-way friendship quite like pranks involving pretend sex and spilling food all over innocent strangers.

Colbert, Sedaris, and Dinello Remember Strangers With Candy