2000 – Strangers with Candy

Paul as Brent Brooks
Created by: Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello
Original Network: Comedy Central
Number of Episodes: 1 (that Paul has starred in)
Production year: 2000
Original release:
Running time: 23 minutes
Other cast: Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

A spoof of the after-school specials of the 1970s and 1980s, “Strangers With Candy” is the story of 46-year-old Jerri. She ran away from home and became “a boozer, a user, and a loser” after dropping out of high school as a teenager, supporting her drug habits through prostitution, stripping and larceny. She has been to prison several times and wants to be a popular student at Flatpoint High. Possibly illiterate, she tries out eating disorders so people will like her, and at home, she has to deal with her mother’s alcoholism.