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David Sedaris comes up. A popular humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor, Sedaris is known for his self-deprecating and autobiographical wit. Born in New York in 1956, Sedaris discusses his middle-class life with five siblings, his education, a speech impediment, his Greek heritage, the numerous jobs he's held and places he's lived, and obsessive behaviors such as his use of drugs.
I appreciate anyone who can take a look at their life and speak openly and honestly about it. Adding in a dash of laughter about oneself is just icing on the cake! When I heard that he would be performing his one-man show, An Evening with David Sedaris, in Omaha on October 30 I was intrigued. I asked some humor blogger friends what books of his they would recommend, and I downloaded them eager to learn more.
After reading Me Talk Pretty One Day and Holidays on Ice, I think it's safe to say I'm officially a fan. Reading about him as a fifth grade boy pretending his speech therapist was on a covert government operation (my fifth grade son is in speech therapy) and reading about his quest to become a Macy's Elf during Christmas time (I have memories of seeing Macy's all lit up for the holidays when we lived in New York), I found his stories to be hilarious and relatable. I'm on to his 1997 best-seller, Naked, now; and while I feel like I know what to expect, I suspect Sedaris is the kind of writer who keeps you guessing what he is going to say next.
Sedaris is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and a New York Times bestselling author. He is currently touring the country reading his new and unpublished works, holding Q&A sessions about his work, and signing copies of his books. If you live in or around the Omaha area, he will be performing his show An Evening with David Sedaris on Thursday, October 30, at 7:30 pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Kiewit Hall. You can purchase tickets here through Ticket Omaha.
I personally can't wait for the show and to learn more about this amazing writer. Hope to see you there!
*I was comped with two tickets from Omaha Performing Arts to Sedaris' performance for this post, but my new found love for him is all my own.