An Evening with David Sedaris

Zoie Clift
 
Acclaimed humor writer David
Sedaris, whose work includes


When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy
and Denim, and Naked,


has been called
“One of America’s most prickly, and most delicious young comic talents,” by the
Washington Post. His biting wit took center stage last night in Little Rock at
Pulaski Academy’s Connor Performing Arts Center for An Evening with David
Sedaris.
  It was the author’s first
time to Little Rock and the event, which was a benefit for the upcoming Arkansas
Literary Festival in April 2010, featured a reading followed by a Q&A
session and book signing. Needless to say, the event was hysterical, earning
Sedaris (who is also an NPR contributor) a standing ovation at the end. He read
a few pieces from his work in

The New Yorker

, some
snippets from his diary, and other pieces and gave a shout out to the Capital
Hotel where he was staying while in town. 

Sedaris will also be
speaking in Fayetteville this week at the Walton Arts Center on Oct. 13. Here
is what they are saying about the show: 
“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.”

You get the point-the guy is
funny. For more details on the upcoming show go to: www.waltonartscenter.org/.
 
 

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