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David Sedaris

 
Bio:
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers ... (read complete bio)
 

 

David Sedaris Biography

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.



David, photo credit - Ingrid ChristieDavid Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the NYT-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.



He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. David Sedaris’ original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” David Sedaris’ new book is a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding, Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017). An art book, about David Sedaris’ diary covers was also just published and edited by Jeffrey Jenkins, entitled: David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (October 2017, Little, Brown and Company). The nationally bestselling essay collection Calypso was published in June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2021.






David Sedaris News

McCarter Theatre Center Announces BULRUSHER Coming May 2023 Photo McCarter Theatre Center Announces BULRUSHER Coming May 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022

BULRUSHER by Eisa Davis - a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama in 2007 – will be produced by McCarter Theatre Center May 6-28, 2023 on the mainstage of the Roger S. Berlind Theater in Princeton, NJ. 

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HAMILTON & More Announced for Popejoy Hall 2022-2023 Season Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HAMILTON & More Announced for Popejoy Hall 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

Popejoy Hall will present two musicals still running on Broadway as well as a couple of well-known stars as part of its 2022-2023 season. The season includes 21 shows overall with a total of 50 performances from October 6, 2022 through June 11, 2023.

Underbelly Festival Announces Full Cast For YUMMY: ICONIC Photo Underbelly Festival Announces Full Cast For YUMMY: ICONIC
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Underbelly has today announced the full cast for the critically acclaimed Yummy:Iconic  which opens on July 5th and runs until 31st July at Cavendish Square.

McCarter Theatre Names Paula Abreu New Director Of Special Programming Photo McCarter Theatre Names Paula Abreu New Director Of Special Programming
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

McCarter Theatre will welcome Paula Abreu as the new Director of Special Programming. She will begin to work with the theater's Artistic team this summer, joining the company full-time in September 2022. Abreu will replace the beloved, Bill Lockwood, who previously announced his decision to step down from the role earlier this year.

McCarter Theatre Center Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Theater, Music, Dance &  Photo McCarter Theatre Center Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Theater, Music, Dance & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

McCarter has announced its 2022-23 season featuring a robust lineup of theater, music, dance, comedy, spoken word, and family programming - and a special Toni Morrison project in partnership with Princeton University.

Kings Theatre Announces June Lineup Photo Kings Theatre Announces June Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Kings Theatre is excited to present a variety of shows this June in Brooklyn, NY. Upcoming events include Kings Theatre Historic Tours, An Evening with David Sedaris, Lo Ta You In Concert, Earthquake's Father's Day Comedy Show, The Brooklyn Bank Presents 'The Black Money Forum', & Puscifer Existential Reckoning Tour.

Majestic Theater Announces 2022-2023 Celebrity Season Photo Majestic Theater Announces 2022-2023 Celebrity Season
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Experience the magic of live entertainment with Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater during the 2022-2023 Celebrity Season, kicking off this August. The monumental season lineup includes legendary performances by world-renowned musicians, awe-inspiring dance shows, a magician, live theater, and the first-ever film festival dedicated to the films of Ken Burns. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17 to the general public. Majestic members can access ticket pre-sales starting Monday, June 13.

Bestselling Author David Sedaris Comes to Kings Theatre, June 2 Photo Bestselling Author David Sedaris Comes to Kings Theatre, June 2
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022

Kings Theatre will host An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor, on Thursday, June 2 at 8:00PM, following the release of his newest books The Best of Me and A Carnival of Snackery with support from WNYC.

ICONIC â€" A Wild Queer-Pop Cabaret Spectacular Comes to Meat Market Photo ICONIC â€" A Wild Queer-Pop Cabaret Spectacular Comes to Meat Market
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

The multi-award-winning cabaret legends, YUMMY, will explode back into Melbourne for a short visit this June with its wild, salacious and highcamp variety show, ICONIC, before heading to London for a four-week season and then returning to kick off an Australian tour.

McCarter Brings Back In-Person 2022 GALA June 4th With Live Performance From Gregory  Photo McCarter Brings Back In-Person 2022 GALA June 4th With Live Performance From Gregory Porter
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022

McCarter Theater Center has announced that after two virtual galas during the pandemic, the highly anticipated annual tradition will return with a live 2022 event in Princeton, on Saturday, June 4th. 

David Sedaris Videos

VIDEO: David Sedaris Talks Storytelling and Humor on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! VideoVIDEO: David Sedaris Talks Storytelling and Humor on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2020

David talks about his new MasterClass on storytelling and humor, his sister Amy Sedaris, meeting audience members after his live tours, chatting with strangers, and writing funny things when he signs books.

VIDEO: Enjoy 'Tea Time With Crumpet' With THE SANTALAND DIARIES At Actors Theatre VideoVIDEO: Enjoy 'Tea Time With Crumpet' With THE SANTALAND DIARIES At Actors Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2019

Check out  the first installment of this season's Tea Time with Crumpet, with the star of Actors Theatre's The Santaland Diaries, Bear Brummel as Crumpet the Elf. 

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE SANTALAND DIARIES at the Goodman VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE SANTALAND DIARIES at the Goodman
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2019

Goodman Theatre presents the return of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, November 29 - December 29 in the Owen Theatre. Directed by longtime Goodman Artistic Associate Steve Scott, The Santaland Diaries has been performed across the nation over the past two decades and is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

VIDEO: Crumpet From VSC's THE SANTALAND DIARIES Visits Coast Live VideoVIDEO: Crumpet From VSC's THE SANTALAND DIARIES Visits Coast Live
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2018

Based on the memoir of award-winning comedic author David Sedaris, this hilarious one-man-show takes us back to ye olden days when he was one of Santa's Elves at Macy's Department Store. In this one-act play the struggling writer, who chooses the elf name 'Crumpet,' weaves an unbelievable tale of drunken Santas, lascivious actors, and combative parents. Come laugh, drink and be merry with your friends at the Wells Theatre. This late night holiday treat for adults is sure to make your spirits bright!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Four of ARTICULATE, Featuring Hayley Kiyoko, Davi VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season Four of ARTICULATE, Featuring Hayley Kiyoko, David Sedaris, They Might Be Giants
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

It's a big leap forward. Season four of Articulate, the Emmy Award-winning public television series, premieres nationally beginning October 5 (check local listings). The arts show, hosted by Jim Cotter, has an all star lineup for fall 2018. Over thirteen episodes, get to know authors, dancers, sculptors, poets, musicians, a world famous conductor and an award-winning architect. This season brings themed broadcasts for Halloween, Valentine's Day, Black History Month and Earth Day.

VIDEO: David Sedaris' Message To Graduates: Forget Your Fallback Plan VideoVIDEO: David Sedaris' Message To Graduates: Forget Your Fallback Plan
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2018

'Calypso' author David Sedaris' eight-part message to graduates at his upcoming commencement address is that they're perfectly well-equipped for poverty and rejection. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES VideoVIDEO: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley breaks new ground in 2017 by adding a second holiday show to its season, The Santaland Diaries at the intimate 180-seat Lohman Theatre in Los Altos Hills. Written by David Sedaris, this rollicking one-man cure for an overdose of holiday hype will have a limited three-week run. Sedaris' international career as a memoirist took off when he recounted his short tenure at Macy's as Crumpet the Elf in an essay which he read on NPR's 'Morning Edition' in 1992. Adapted by Joe Mantello, this unique yuletide hit shares the experience of an ill-equipped elf forced to confront child meltdowns, overbearing parents, and complacent Santas. Directed by Jeffrey Lo and starring Max Tachis as David/Crumpet, The Santaland Diaries will be presented December 5 - 23, 2017 (opening nights: December 7-8) at Lohman Theatre, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. For tickets ($20-$45) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Michael Bouchard in THE SANTALAND DIARIES
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

Off-Center and Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company present THE SANTALAND DIARIES By David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, Nov 25 - Dec 24, 2016.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Jonathan Groff in Trailer for Season 2 of HBO's LOOKING!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2014

Below, check out the official trailer for the Season 2 of HBO's LOOKING, starring Broadway favorite Jonathan Groff. The series returns on Sunday, January 11 at 10PM.

VIDEO: Author David Sedaris Talks New Book & More on TONIGHT SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 3, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and David Sedaris discuss his whirlwind U.S. book tour to promote Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. Check out the appearance below!