NPR “This American Life” Storyteller David Sedaris

September 24th, 2003 by Adam

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, October 4, at Plymouth State University.

Everywhere he goes, Sedaris delights his audience with his irreverent style and great humor. The great skill with which he 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. Another book, Me Talk Pretty One Day, received the 2001 Thurber Prize for American Humor. His next book, tentatively titled Repeat After Me, is due out in June. His new CD “Live from Carnegie Hall” will be available at the book signing after the reading.

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.

Tickets are $26 – $17 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. Adult themes and language.

The program is a Silver Guest Artist Series event, presented by Plymouth State University and sponsored in part by New Hampshire Public Radio.<