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Few authors could label book-reading sessions as comedy and sell out at venues world-wide, yet David Sedaris can, and comfortably hold his own against all the standups and talking-heads on the fringe.
This November, master humor writer David Sedaris will bring his signature social satire back to IU Auditorium. The king of self-deprecating comedy, Sedaris uses his words to paint pictures of situations both familiar and ridiculous, mining everything from his upbringing in an eccentric Greek family to his odd jobs in the years before he started getting paid to write.
This performance comes on the heels of his newest book release: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, a collection of essays and other works released in April, 2013, that follows in a long line of irreverent, self-deprecating, and highly-regarded literary releases. Experience live the hilarious brilliance that created the national bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, followed by an interactive Q & A session and book signing with the satirist himself!
Although now permanently residing in France, Sedaris travels widely for book tours and appearances, and never ceases to find inspiration everywhere: a foul-mouthed conversation between a polished, genteel-looking couple was the source for one essay, while trying to kick a lifelong smoking habit inspired another.
In addition to his literary selections and public appearances, 2013 saw the release of the first film adaptation of his work, C.O.G., which premiered at the Sundance film festival in January. Sedaris is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and can be heard reading his original radio pieces on NPR’s This American Life in a sarcastic, slightly nasal voice that’s hard to hear without breaking into a smile.
He was Time magazine’s “Humorist of the Year” in 2001 and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.
Entertainment Weekly calls Sedaris “The preeminent humorist of his generation,” and Publishers Weekly writes, “Sedaris’ sparkling essays always shimmer more brightly when read aloud by the author. And his expert timing, mimicry, and droll asides are never more polished than during live performances in front of an audience.”
- Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM
- $45, $39, $35
- $39, $34, $25
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