David Sedaris has used his wit and unique perspective on social issues to position himself among the top humor writers in the industry. Sedaris is a master satirist and impresses live audiences with his ability to skillfully deliver his take on human behavior without regard for political correctness. David Sedaris is also a highly skilled writer who expresses much of the insight he provides on life through essays. Currently, more than 10 million copies of Sedaris' book are available to readers in 25 languages.
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David Sedaris was born in Johnson City, New York. He also spent time growing up in North Carolina and graduated from Raleigh's Sanderson High School. Sedaris attended college briefly after high school but dropped out in 1977 to go on a hitchhiking tour of America. Sedaris returned to school at the Art Institute in Chicago and began to hone his craft as a writer. Sedaris kept a diary at the time and would regularly read from it at a writer's club. One particular reading impressed Ira Glass, the host of a local radio show that aired on Chicago Public Radio. Sedaris moved to New York City in 1991. He worked various jobs to support his dream of becoming a writer. A short story penned by Sedaris, "The SantaLand Diaries," earned him a spot on NPR to read the story. Not long after, his work found a place in a number of prestigious publications like The New Yorker and Esquire. Sedaris spends much of his time on tour reading to crowds in support of his written works.
Where can I purchase David Sedaris tickets?
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Where can I see a David Sedaris tour?
Comedy fans who would like to see a live performance from Sedaris are in luck. He has more than a few shows scheduled in the coming months. Fans in Washington, D.C., can see Sedaris at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. He also has performances scheduled in Greensboro, N.C., as well as multiple cities in Ohio.
What can I expect when I see a live performance by David Sedaris?
David Sedaris regularly makes audience members laugh so hard they believe they might pass out. He combines his subjective criticism of the human condition with his personal brand of humorous self-deprecation to produce a unique comedy experience for fans of his work. Comedy fans can expect to leave the event thoroughly entertained and a little bit smarter when they purchase David Sedaris tickets.
What comedians are compared to David Sedaris?
Some fans of comedy have drawn comparisons between the work of David Sedaris and Lily Tomlin. Sedaris has also been compared to Ira Glass, the man who many give praise to for discovering Sedaris.
What awards has David Sedaris won?
David Sedaris is a well-decorated humor writer. Sedaris was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor in 1991. He was also named humorist of the year by Time magazine in 1991. Sedaris was nominated for Grammy Awards in the category of Best Spoken Word Album in 2014 for audio version of his book Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls and in 2019 for Calypso. Binghamton University honored Sedaris with an honorary doctorate degree in 2008.
Can I listen to David Sedaris at home?
David Sedaris has recorded eight studio albums and one compilation for his fans to enjoy at home. Four of his written works were converted to audiobooks in 2002 including Naked and Holiday on Ice. A year later, a recording of a live performance became the Live at Carnegie Hall album. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, was released by Hatchette Audio in 2010.Back to Top
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