Artist: David Sedaris
Occupation: Writer, Radio Contributor, Comedian, Humorist
Popular Essays’ Collection: When You Are Engulfed Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked
Born in Binghamton, David attended several colleges including Kent State University and the Western Carolina University before graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1987. After graduation, David worked some odd jobs across New York City and Chicago. His fortunes turned when David was discovered while performing at a club in Chicago, by renowned radio host Ira Glass. Ira invited David on his weekly show, 'The Wild Room', where David read pages from his diary.
David’s performance on the show was widely appreciated by the fans as well as critics, earning him a spot on the National Public Radio in December 1992. On NPR, David read his essay titled 'SantaLand Diaries', on the show, 'Morning Edition'. Describing his experience during a Christmas as an elf at Macy’s Store, David’s 'SantaLand Dairies' was an instant hit amongst the fans. According to the New York Times, his success with the listeners made David a 'minor phenomenon'.
David’s first ever story and essay collection, 'Barrel Fever' was released in 1994. After two more hit collections, 'Holiday on Ice' and 'Naked', he released his fourth essay collection, 'Me Talk Pretty One Day' in 2000. The essay garnered favorable reviews from the critics and won the 2001, 'Thurber Prize For American Humor'. Since then, David has produced five more essay collections including his most recent work, 'Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls', released in 2013. David has also worked on numerous articles for The New Yorker and Esquire.
David Sedaris Live On Stage
David continues to perform around the country every year. His live acts feature hilarious material from his diaries and essay collections along with improvisational comedy that leaves the audiences laughing throughout the show. Every season, an Evening With David Sedaris Tour sells thousands of David Sedaris tickets across the nation. The tour will once again hit major US cities including Buffalo, New Haven, Charleston and Denver. So make sure to catch the celebrated humorists live on stage for a hilarious comedic experience.