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An Evening with David Sedaris

When: Tue., April 19, 7:30 p.m. 2016

David Sedaris, author of collections of personal essays like Naked and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, is a humor writer observing the human condition, all while keeping a straight face. Sedaris can often be heard on public radio broadcasts, and his on-air readings translate well to his live show, where he stands before an audience and performs almost as a stand-up comedian would. Except, he’s not trying to be funny — his confessions on daily life just happen to be hilarious. If you don’t believe us sneak a peek at Sedaris’ latest New Yorker essay, “The Perfect Fit,” about his frequent shopping trips to Tokyo, including a moment in which Sedaris doesn’t know how to explain his profession, “I didn’t set out to misrepresent myself, but I didn’t know the words for ‘author’ or ‘trash collector.’ ‘Doctor,’ though, was in one of the ninety Teach Yourself Japanese lessons I’d reviewed before leaving England. I loved the respect that being a pediatrician brought me in Japan, even when I wore a smock and had a tower of three hats on my head.”

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