CAP UCLA Presents David Sedaris: New And Unpublished Work
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) welcomes back the return of bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris in his annual sojourn at Royce Hall where he will read from new and unpublished work on Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets for $49-$99 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, via Ticketmaster, by phone at 310-825-2101 and at the UCLA Central Ticket Office.
This one-night-only special event marks Sedaris' 20th anniversary at historic Royce Hall, nearly to the day of his very first appearance on Nov. 6, 1998. Sedaris has released two books following a sold out one-week run at UCLA's Little Theater in January 2017, in which he read material from his diaries prior to the release of Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).
Sedaris is currently on tour with his newest collection of essays, Calypso, which was published on May 29 (Little, Brown). In his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious work yet, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality.
With his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America's preeminent humor writers. The skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories,
Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), all of which became immediate bestsellers.
Hailed as "one of the greatest humorists writing today" by the Chicago Tribune, "Sedaris has hit upon the narrative equivalent of Pepsi, or the PlayStation, or oxygen, or the haircut: something that others in the world might actually want and find useful ... He's smart, he's caustic, he's mordant, and, somehow, he's ... well, nice," said Bill Richardson, Toronto Globe and Mail.
There are over 10 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. Sedaris was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor in 2018.
CAP UCLA's 2018-19 spoken word and special events continue with UnCabaret 25th Anniversary Show (Nov. 18, The Theatre at Ace Hotel) and Elizabeth Gilbert and Cheryl Strayed in Conversation (Dec. 2, Royce Hall)