David Sedaris

Monday, May 09, 2022
Show 7pm
$29 to $69
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers.  The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves he is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate best-seller. Sedaris’s latest book, Calypso (published May 29, 2018), is his darkest and warmest book yet in which the writer sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality.

Sedaris’s essays have appeared in The New Yorker, and his original radio pieces have been heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ in Chicago. Among his many honors are the Thurber Prize for American Humor, Time’s “Humorist of the Year” and Grammy nominations for “Best Spoken Word” and “Best Comedy” albums.

Returning to the historic Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix, Sedaris reads some of his latest works and answers questions from the audience. 

Transportation

Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center

Valley Metro Light Rail operates 18–22 hours per day, seven days a week and stops every 12–20 minutes along the 28-mile line linking Phoenix to neighboring communities and attractions. There is a dedicated stop on the Valley Metro Light Rail at the Phoenix Convention Center, making travel to and from the area convenient, especially to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

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Phoenix Convention Center

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