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Why see David Sedaris?


Known for pulling at the threads of familiarity, Sedaris specializes in poignant comedy that is often mined from his unconventional childhood in North Carolina, his wildly varying stream of jobs, and his move to France with his partner. Never afraid to reveal personal anecdotes to audiences, his 2018 book, Calypso was a darkly comic collection of semi-autobiographical essays. A Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor, his laconic wit and delivery have ensured his place as one of America's best observant comedians and keenest students of the human condition.

His comic debut came about in 1992 when he recounted his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's holiday elf in his piece, "Santaland Diaries" on NPR's Morning Edition. A regular contributor to BBC radio, his reminiscent stories about his childhood that features his sister Amy (Sedaris), strikes a chord with many of his listeners. He and Amy are also frequent collaborators in creating stage shows, under their joint company, "The Talent Family".

Key Information


Suitable for ages 12+


Finished May 1, 2023


Customer reviews

7 reviews, average rating: (3.1 Stars)


David Sedaris State Theater

David was signing books before the show (and after). The show started 15 minutes late and he introduced a local writing master's program student and allowed her to read her story early in his program. Read essays he'd written over the summer, audience laughed a lot. ... Read more

P. Lyn Middleton

David Sedaris Clairvoyant !

David is a Treasure of Real. Satirist, Comedian, Brilliant, on and on. Twists one's mind, opens it, scares it. laughs it ! Arlington a great venue with restaurants nearby, parking easy. Love seeing David Sedaris there. ... Read more


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