Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Wed, October 29, 2014 at 7:30pm
$36.50 to $46.50
David Sedaris, the New York Times bestselling author and National Public Radio humorist, returns by popular demand for his annual visit to the State Theatre. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, he is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers and has more than seven million copies of his books in print.
Sedaris is the author of many titles, including the recent bestseller, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls," a collection of personal essays, "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays On Ice." Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." A collection of fables entitled "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary" (with illustrations by Ian Falconer), was published in September 2010 and immediately hit the New York Times bestseller fiction list. His original radio pieces are often heard on "This American Life" on Minnesota Public Radio.
He has collaborated with his sister, Amy Sedaris, under the name "The Talent Family" writing six 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 Dramatists Play Service.
His original radio pieces can often be heard on "This American Life," on Minnesota Public Radio. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Albums, "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" and "Don’t Dress Your Family in Corduroy Denim," and Best Comedy Album, "David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall." A feature film adaptation of his story "C.O.G." premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.