An Evening with David Sedaris


Posted on 7th April, by ParkandShop

Your favorite humorist is back to the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Humor writer David Sedaris is regularly featured in The New Yorker, and he is a bestselling author with numerous successful books under his belt. He is also well-known for MPR’s “This American Life.” Thanks to these original radio pieces, Sedaris has been nominated for three Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Awards. “David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall” was up for Best Comedy Album.

Sedaris has written six plays with his sister, Amy Sedaris, under the name “The Talent Family.” They’ve been produced at Lincoln Center, La Mama, and The Drama Department in New York City. They earned an Obie Award for “One Woman Shoe.” Other plays include: “Stump the Host,” “Stitches,” “Incident at Cobbler’s Knob,” and “The Book of Liz,” which was published in book form.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, in 2013, a feature film adaptation of Sedaris’ “C.O.G.” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The Hennepin Theatre Trust website describes him: “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.”

You can see David Sedaris perform live on Saturday, April 27th at the State Theatre. The show begins at 8 pm; tickets are $48.50 to $58.50. Nearby downtown Minneapolis parking is available for just $6 after 4 pm at the Park and Shop ramps. They are close to the venue as well as restaurants and other entertainment.