David Sedaris will return to the Miller Center on October 13e. With a sardonic wit and incisive social criticism, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent 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 dealing with the human condition today. If you like the gleefully misanthropic stories of David Sedaris, you might think you know what you’re getting into during his live readings. You would be wrong. Seeing him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical story to reveal a unique personal story that will keep you laughing all night long. Don’t miss this event, tickets are going fast! Tickets go on sale August 5e at 10 o’clock.
His recent books are The Best of Me – a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays and a second volume of his diaries A Carnival of Snackery, Diaries (2003-2020) and Calypso, another collection of essays, was one of the best from the New York Times. -seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. Calypso’s audiobook was also nominated for a 2019 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album.
In 2019, David Sedaris became a regular contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, and his Masterclass, David Sedaris Teaches Storytelling and Humor, was released. There are over 16 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 32 languages. He received the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the Jonathan Swift International Literary Prize for Satire and Humor, the 2001 Time Comedian of the Year Award, as well than the Spoken Language Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Letters. In 2020, the New York Public Library voted Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important books of the past 125 years.
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, collaborated as “The Talent Family” and wrote half a dozen plays, which were 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 released in book form by Dramatists Play Service.
“We are delighted to welcome David Sedaris back to the Miller Center. He is one of the iconic writers and personalities of our time. It was the perfect show to add to our 15e Anniversary year. Make sure you get your tickets early, it’s sure to sell out!” said Tony DeMarco, Miller Center executive director and vice president for advancement at RACC.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 5e at 10 o’clock, https://millercenter.racc.edu/david-sedaris