David Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his
strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy’s elf clad in green tights, reading his “SantaLand Diaries” on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition.” Sedaris’ followers will be able to catch a live performance by the sardonic humorist at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 3, at Plymouth State College.
Everywhere he goes, David Sedaris delights his audience with his irreverent style and great humor. The great skill with which Sedaris slices through euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire,
according to critics. New York Magazine says, “Playwright, author, radio star and retired elf David Sedaris may be the most brilliantly witty New Yorker since Dorothy Parker.” “Time Out New York” takes the superlatives a step further
saying, David Sedaris just may be the funniest man alive.”
In addition to his commentaries on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” David Sedaris is the author of best sellers “Barrel Fever” and “Naked.” His most recent book, “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” received the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Sedaris and his sister, Amy, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” to write several plays which have been produced at La Mama and at Lincoln Center. Sedaris taught writing at the Art Institute of Chicago for two years, and his essays appear regularly in “The New Yorker.” His original radio pieces can often be heard on public radio’s “This American Life.” He lives in Paris. A question and answer period and a book signing will follow the performance,
which may contain adult themes and language.
Tickets are $24 – $10.50 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, 535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday – Friday, noon – 6 p.m. If special arrangements are needed for persons with disabilities, please call in advance. The program is a Silver Guest Artist Series event, presented by Plymouth State College and sponsored by New Hampshire Public Radio.