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- 10/07/2022Find ticketsUsher Hall - Edinburgh An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 10 2022 19:00Sunday 19:00Usher Hall - EdinburghAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 11/07/2022Find ticketsTyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon Tyne An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 11 2022 19:30Monday 19:30Tyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon TyneAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 15/07/2022Find ticketsLiverpool Olympia - Liverpool An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 15 2022 19:30Friday 19:30Liverpool Olympia - LiverpoolAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 16/07/2022Find ticketsBrighton Dome - Brighton An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 16 2022 19:30Saturday 19:30Brighton Dome - BrightonAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 19/07/2022Find ticketsDe La Warr Pavilion - Bexhill on Sea An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 19 2022 19:30Tuesday 19:30De La Warr Pavilion - Bexhill on SeaAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 23/07/2022Find ticketsBath Forum - Bath An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 23 2022 19:00Saturday 19:00Bath Forum - BathAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 25/07/2022Find ticketsSymphony Hall - Birmingham An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 25 2022 19:00Monday 19:00Symphony Hall - BirminghamAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 26/07/2022Find ticketsRoyal Concert Hall Notts - Nottingham An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 26 2022 19:30Tuesday 19:30Royal Concert Hall Notts - NottinghamAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 27/07/2022Find ticketsYork Barbican - York An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 27 2022 18:30Wednesday 18:30York Barbican - YorkAn Evening with David Sedaris
- 30/07/2022Find ticketsRoyal Festival Hall - London An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 30 2022 19:30Saturday 19:30Royal Festival Hall - LondonAn Evening with David SedarisLow Availability
- 31/07/2022Find ticketsRoyal Festival Hall - London An Evening with David Sedaris Jul 31 2022 19:30Sunday 19:30Royal Festival Hall - LondonAn Evening with David SedarisLimited Availability
- 01/08/2022Find ticketsThe Lowry - Salford Quays An Evening with David Sedaris Aug 01 2022 19:00Monday 19:00The Lowry - Salford QuaysAn Evening with David SedarisLow Availability
David Sedaris has been sharing his witty personal essays for decades, observantly writing about life's moments, big and small
Author, playwright, comedian and radio contributor David Sedaris was born in New York but as a child, moved with his five siblings to the suburbs in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Throughout his late teens and early twenties, Sedaris attended both Western Carolina University and Kent State University before dropping out of both. He also tried his hand at performance art but discussed his lack of success in many of his later essays.
Eventually moving in 1983 to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sedaris worked odd jobs in the city before he began performing at local clubs. While reading a snippet from a diary he had kept a decade earlier, Sedaris made an impression on radio host, Ira Glass, who then asked him to regularly contribute to his show, The Wild Room, on a local radio station. Sedaris credits Glass with changing his life as if he had “waved a magic wand”.
Sedaris’ contribution to The Wild Room and the success that followed led to him launching his own National Public Radio show in 1992, Morning Show. He read an excerpt from his Santaland Diaries which included hilarious tales of his experience working as a Christmas elf at Macy’s.
In 1994, Sedaris published his first collection of short stories, Barrel Fever: Stories And Essays, with Bay Back Books. The collection became a best-seller and was selected by Village Voice Literary Supplement as one of their Favourite Books of the Year.
Sedaris’ second best-seller, Naked, followed in 1997 with Holidays On Ice, compiled of essays about the holiday season, arriving just months later. His next three essay collections – Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family In Corduroy And Denim and When You Are Engulfed in Flames – all joined their predecessors on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
The audiobook of Dress Your Family and the recording of Live At Carnegie Hall were both nominated for Grammy Awards in 2005 for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album, respectively.
As well as publishing his own work, Sedaris has also regularly been published in print and online by titles like The New York Times, Esquire Magazine and The New Yorker.
In 2010, BBC Radio 4 aired a four-part series of essays, Meet David Sedaris, before renewing it for six more series. During the show’s run, Sedaris also released his ninth book, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, in 2013 and took part in the 2014 documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, which examined stereotypes about the speech patterns of gay men.
From 2017 to 2020, Sedaris released three more compilations, Theft By Finding: Diaries, Calypso and A Carnival Of Snackery: Diaries.
David Sedaris is performing dates in the UK in July and August 2022.
David Sedaris will be performing in the following UK cities in 2022:
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