David Sedaris on his way to Raleigh

October 16, 2017 by  

Playwright, humorist, and author David Sedaris is calling in at his hometown of Raleigh for one evening.

Sedaris is a winner of the Thurber Prize, named after American humorist James Thurber, a legendary cartoonist and author who wrote, among many other works, the classic ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’.

Sedaris uses satire, tackling themes like political correctness and cultural euphemisms in order to get to what he sees as the truth of the current human condition. He has written a number of personal essays, which he has put together in collections, all of which became bestsellers. The titles include ‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames’, and ‘Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls’. Titles of some of the individual essays in the Owls collection show his sardonic humor, as he writes about ‘Dentists without Borders’ (a play on the organization ‘Doctors without Borders’) and ‘Think Differenter’.

Sedaris and his sister Amy have written a number of plays, and he has been contributing his wit to The New Yorker Magazine and National Public Radio (NPR) for many years. He also appears on BBC Radio 4 in the UK.

Sedaris calls in at Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh next Monday, October 23. The box office opens at 6:00 pm and the show begins at 8.00 pm.

Events like this can be even more enjoyable if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a handout containing the artist’s biography.