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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.

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SIX, CLUE, and More Set For Popejoy Hall's 2024-2025 Popejoy Presents Season

Popejoy Hall announces the 2024-2025 Popejoy Presents season, offering an exciting lineup of theatrical performances. Learn more about the lineup here!
Billy Porter Will Reopen East Hampton's Guild Hall

Guild Hall has announced the completion of its theater renovation, with performing arts programming commencing in July. Guild Hall’s facility-wide capital improvements project and campaign was first announced in 2021 and ushered in a period of 21st-century revitalization for the legendary multi-arts center.
Tickets On Sale for Bestselling Author David Sedaris At The Bushnell This Week

David Sedaris will be returning to The Bushnell. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17.
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS Comes to the Shubert Theatre in September

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 will be appearing for one night only at Shubert Theatre, New Haven on Monday, September 30, 2024 at 7:30pm.
David Sedaris Will Perform at Hershey Theatre in October

Best-selling author, humorist and regular NPR contributor David Sedaris is coming to Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, October 16, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. 
Charleston Gaillard Center and Innovation Arts & Entertainment Will Host An Afternoon with David Sedaris

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 will be appearing for one day only at the Charleston Gaillard Center on October 13 at 2:00pm, following the release of his newest books, A Carnival of Snackery and Pretty Ugly.
Celebrity Series of Boston Reveals 2024/25 Season

Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its 2024/25 season, marking 86 years of bringing world-class touring and local performing artists to Boston. Learn more about the season lineup here!
Performing Arts Houston Reveals 2024/25 Season

Season highlights include a new Global Voices Music Series celebrating traditions from around the world and a limited engagement with illusionist Scott Silven that will transform the Eldorado Ballroom into an immersive Scottish Victorian dinner theater.
Scottsdale Arts Closes Out 2023�"24 Season With David Sedaris, Joshua Bell, and More

Explore the end of the 2023-24 season at Scottsdale Arts with a variety of events and exhibitions. From art to performances, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Interview: Dylan Brody of THINKING ALLOWED

For decades, the multiple award-winning storyteller, humorist, playwright, and bestselling author, Dylan Brody, has honed his unique voice, blending insightful observations with sharp wit and a touch of the absurd to earn him a devoted following and the respect of comedic legends including the late Robin Williams and George Carlin.
Active Voice Productions To Screen LOCKDOWN 2022 In Support of Arizona Theatre Matters

Active Voice Productions will present its award-winning comedy, LOCKDOWN 2020, in a pay-what-you-like online screening to support Arizona Theatre Matters.
DREAMGIRLS Starts Performances at McCarter This Week - Full Cast Announced!

McCarter Theatre Center has announced the cast for the revival of the Tony and Grammy award-winning DREAMGIRLS. Learn more here!
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS Adds Second Show at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

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 will be appearing for two nights at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.
VIDEO: Get a First Look at DREAMGIRLS at McCarter Theatre Center

Get a first look at footage of Dreamgirls at McCarter Theatre Center. Learn how to purchase tickets!
David Sedaris Comes To The Martin Marietta Center For The Performing Arts, April 8

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 will be appearing for one night only at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, April 8 at 7:30pm, following the release of his newest books Happy-Go-Lucky and A Carnival of Snackery.
Heather McMahan Will Embark on Australian Tour in 2024

The Honeymoon is over folks!  Heather McMahan is heading back on tour baby!  It's time to get back to work – the world is still on fire, carbs are still bad for you and even though we're all dead inside, we're gonna giggle, damn it!
Humorist And Bestselling Author David Sedaris Returns To The Soraya For AN AFTERNOON WITH DAVID SEDARIS

Humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris returns to The Soraya on Sun, Nov 19 at 3pm for his sixth visit, this time with a collection of new revelations — tackling subjects ranging from adult braces to America's post-pandemic attempt at normalcy.
See Johnny Mathis, David Sedaris & More at The Smith Center in November and December

Upcoming shows at The Smith Center from November 1 to December 31, 2023. Get tickets now for a variety of performances including music, ballet, and comedy. Don't miss out on the high-quality entertainment!
David Sedaris Returns to Overture Hall This Month

WPR presents “An Evening with David Sedaris.” Get ready for 90 minutes of continuous fun and laughter at “An Evening with David Sedaris” on Monday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Overture Hall.
Sierra Stages Presents BOOK OF LIZ By David And Amy Sedaris

Sierra Stages will present Book of Liz, an over-the-top comedy from the delightfully diabolical minds of siblings David and Amy Sedaris.

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