An Evening with David Sedaris

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In light of ongoing public health concerns, the upcoming David Sedaris engagement originally scheduled for April 14 at the Harrison Opera House has been postponed to Monday, October 5. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on the new date. If you purchased tickets and are unable to attend the October 5 performance, contact your original point of purchase. Patrons who purchased tickets on Ticketmaster.com are advised to log into their account to manage their ticketing options. For additional questions, please email groupsales@sevenvenues.com.

David Sedaris boasts more than 12 million books in print including best-sellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Calypso, a collection of 21 semi-autobiographical essays, is his most recent work. Sedaris will read all new stories live, answer questions from the audience and sign books before and after the show.

Tickets for the October 5 engagement at the Harrison Opera House are on sale and can be purchased at the Scope Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. If you don’t have your tickets yet, grab yours now. Every date sells out.

 

NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.

Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David 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). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over twelve million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 27 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2020 the New York Public Library voted Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important books of the last 125 years.

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.

Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He 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.” In 2019 David Sedaris became a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning.

As a companion piece to his New York Times best-selling book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. He is currently working on a second volume of his diaries.

You can follow David on Facebook or visit his official website.

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