Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sedaris in the house, again

Posted By on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Best news I've heard in days — an announcement on KRCC 91.5 FM this morning that David Sedaris will be returning to the Pikes Peak Center for a performance on Saturday, April 23.


I'm particularly intrigued because the last time he came to the Springs, back in 2003, he was also here on on April 23rd. How do I remember this? It's my birthday. Last time I couldn't go. This time, I will not miss it. My calendar is marked: Tickets go on sale this Friday, Oct. 15.

Here's the release from Broadway in Colorado Springs, which includes a rundown of Sedaris' accomplishments ... if a bit outdated:

David Sedaris
April 23, 2011
Pikes Peak Center

David Sedaris Comes To Colorado Springs, CO For One Evening Only

David Sedaris, NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author is coming to Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, CO on Saturday, April 23, 2011 for one performance only!


With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, each of which became immediate bestsellers. He is the editor of an anthology of stories, Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His essays appear regularly in Esquire and The New Yorker. Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written several plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center , and The Drama Department in New York City . These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatist’s Play Service. His next collection of essays, titled When You Are Engulfed in Flames, will be published in June 2008.

David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ. In 2001, David Sedaris became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He was named by Time magazine as “Humorist of the Year” in 2001. David Sedaris was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album (Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim) and Best Comedy Album (David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall).

Tickets $25.00 - $42.50
A $3.00 per ticket facility fee is not included in the above ticket prices

And just for your viewing enjoyment, here's a Daily Show bit between two of my favorite men: Sedaris and Jon Stewart, in which Sedaris talks about traveling to Japan to quit smoking (a topic discussed in his sixth collection of essays, When You Are Engulfed in Flames).

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