Star and Executive Bios
Amy Sedaris, star of truTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris
A prolific actress, author, comedian and rabbit educator, Sedaris is the star of truTV's new series At Home with Amy Sedaris. In addition to appearances on both the large and small screen, she is the co-creator, with Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello, of the hit cult comedy series Strangers with Candy and half of the Obie-winning "Talent Family" playwright team (with her brother, David). She is also the author of two best-selling books: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.
Jodi Lennon, writer/producer of truTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris
Jodi Lennon is a producer and writer on truTV's At Home With Amy Sedaris, debuting in late 2017. Lennon first collaborated with series creators Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris as a writer and performer, along with Stephen Colbert, on their Comedy Central sketch show Exit 57. She originated roles in the Obie-winning One Woman Shoe and Lincoln Center's Incident at Cobbler's Knob, both written by Amy and David Sedaris. Lennon is an established improv performer who has studied with the likes of Del Close and Mick Napier. She is an alumna of Chicago's Second City and a member of The Annoyance Theater, where she continues to perform. She can also be seen at the Peoples Improv Theater and UCBNY.
Lennon directed the documentary short Marc Maron: The Voice of Something and served as the editorial director at Comedy Central, where she was responsible for creating original digital shorts across multiple platforms. Recent one-person shows she has directed include Julie Klausner's Too Gay for Brooklyn and Cabaret Situation, as well as Fooling Around with Casey Jost and Chris Roberti's Cult of Positivity. Television credits include writing for all three seasons of Hulu's Difficult People, as well as for truTV's Impractical Jokers and Billy On The Street. She lives in New York City with her animator/musician husband and polydactyl cat.
Cindy Caponera, writer/executive producer of truTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris
Cindy Caponera is a writer and executive producer for At Home with Amy Sedaris for truTV. A native Chicagoan, she is a veteran comedy writer, performer and producer who began her career in theater as part of the famed Second City mainstage troupe, as well as the National Touring Company. Other notable theater credits include critically acclaimed performances in Eugene O'Neil's Before Breakfast/Hughie at the Royal George Theater and Maria Irene Fornes' Mud at the Chicago Actors' Project. An accomplished monologist, she marked her first solo show with Against the Grain, which debuted in Chicago to rave reviews. That was followed by the critically acclaimed The Debutante Ball, which played to sold-out houses in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and the Aspen Comedy Festival, after which it was produced for Oxygen Network's Life Out Loud series. Cookies and Booze, her third solo show, has been seen at the HBO Workshop Stage and the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles.
For the last 20 plus years, Caponera has been writing and producing for television, starting with her first collaboration with At Home creators Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello for Comedy Central's Exit 57. Other notable credits include Saturday Night Live, Nurse Jackie, Shameless and I'm Dying Up Here.
Caponera enjoys a diverse career in comedy and drama and has developed shows for numerous networks, including HBO, FOX, Showtime, ABC and CBS. Some of her television acting credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, That 70's Show, SNL, Sherri, Burning Love, Exit 57 and At Home with Amy Sedaris.
Caponera recently published her first collection of essays entitled I Triggered Her Bully… tiny memoirs. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two dogs.
Chris Linn, president of truTV
Chris Linn serves as president, truTV. In his role, he is responsible for leading the strategic direction and core creative and business functions of the network, including the development and production of original programs and oversight of all marketing and digital initiatives as well as strategic planning for truTV. Linn is based in New York and reports to David Levy, president of Turner.
Since joining truTV in August 2013, Linn has successfully navigated the network through an extensive brand and programming evolution that has has transformed truTV into an all-new comedy network with a distinct point of view. Under his direction, the new truTV was launched in 2014 and now includes a portfolio of talent-driven series including Adam Ruins Everything, The Carbonaro Effect and the network’s first scripted series, Those Who Can’t, among others. During his tenure Linn has also expanded the truTV portfolio by acquiring the popular variety sketch series Billy on the Street and building truTV’s flagship series Impractical Jokers into a fan-favorite juggernaut. As a result of this brand refresh, truTV in 2016 is programming premium comedic content that is delivering ratings growth and attracting younger, more desirable audiences.
Linn came to truTV after serving as executive vice president of programming and head of production for MTV. During his tenure, Linn helped develop and oversee the production of some of MTV's biggest hits, including the hugely-popular Jersey Shore and its successful spin-off, Snooki & JWOWW. More recently, he led the team that developed the 2012 hit Catfish and launched Ke$ha: My Crazy and Beautiful Life. In addition, Linn oversaw development for movies like DisConnected, Made: The Movie and My Super Psycho Sweet 16.
Prior to MTV, Linn held various positions at Nickelodeon and Spike TV, where he oversaw production on original series, pilots and specials and production management for marketing.
Linn is a member of the executive board of the New York Television Festival. A native of Orlando, Fla., he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from the University of Florida, College of Fine Arts.