Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland

October 21
Doors open at 7 p.m.; program starts at 8 p.m.

Grammy Award-nominated American humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author and radio contributor David Sedaris is rolling into town as part of his hit tour across the US and Canada. Don’t miss one of America’s most beloved and biting commentators for one night only on October 21st at Carnegie Music Hall, for an evening presented by Drusky Entertainment and Show and Tell.

Known for blending biting wit, brutal honesty and brilliant eloquence, Sedaris has taken his place as one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. Time Magazine dubbed him “Humorist of the Year” in 2001 and Time Out New York thinks he may be the funniest man alive.

One of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today, Sedaris burst onto the satire scene with The SantaLand Diaries—broadcast in 1992 by National Public Radio—which won listeners over with a tale about his brief stint as a Macy’s elf. A master of satire, Sedaris went on to keep fans engrossed, and cracking up, with his poignant and popular essay collections such as Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004) and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008)which all became New York Times best sellers.

Sedaris published his latest collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, in 2013. Sedaris’ ninth book, the collection of narrative essays debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Twice nominated for Grammy Awards—for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album— Sedaris regularly pens essays for The New Yorker and Esquire, as well as original radio pieces for NPR’s popular This American Life series. In 2001, he became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. His books have sold seven million copies and his works have been translated into 25 different languages.

Collaborating with his equally gifted sister, Amy Sedaris, under the name, “The Talent Family,” Sedaris has also written several plays produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in NYC.

Born in Binghamton, NY in 1956, Sedaris grew up in Raleigh, NC, the second child of six. Much of Sedaris’ humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating in nature, exploring his middle-class suburban upbringing, his Greek heritage, his various jobs and obsessive behaviors and his life as an expatriate in Franceall peppered with a mix of the surreal and the mundane, cringe-worthy moments and gut-wrenching laughs.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.