David Sedaris Back By Popular Demand

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents An Evening with David Sedaris, the hilarious best-selling author and satirist, back by popular demand, Fri., Feb. 28 at the Arlington Theatre

            SUMMARY FACTS:

  • An Evening with David Sedaris
  • Best-selling author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Barrel Fever, and other books
  • Popular comic essayist for The New Yorker and contributor to public radio’s nationally syndicated program, This American Life
  • Recent release: Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (2013)
  • Book signing follows the talk
  • Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
  • Fri., Feb. 28 / 8 p.m. / Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St., Santa Barbara
  • General public: $25-$45 / UCSB students: $19
    (An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price.)
  • Tickets/Info.:(805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or Arlington Theatre at(805) 963-4408, www.ticketmaster.com/venue/73731

“The funniest writer in America.” O, The Oprah Magazine

“Effectively patrols the border between hilarity and heart.” NPR

“Sedaris’ droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today” Chicago Tribune 

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents An Evening with David Sedaris, back by popular demand, at 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 28at the Arlington Theatre, 1317 State St. Books will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the talk.

What would Santa Barbara be without an annual visit from David Sedaris? We’re pleased to welcome back the mega-best-selling author and NPR superstar for an evening of sly, self-deprecating wit and addictive storytelling, as he reads selections from his recent work.

“Always fearless, often silly and utterly charming” (The Times, U.K.), Sedaris reels in his listeners with mordant observations about the absurdities of everyday life – from his penchant for oddities to unnerving and hilarious social situations. Mark your calendars now! This master satirist always draws a big crowd.

Please note: David Sedaris’ reading contains mature content and may not be appropriate for children.

About David Sedaris

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 that Sedaris 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, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (2013), each of which became immediate best-sellers. The audio version of the latter was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. Sedaris’ pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in The Best American Essays.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half a dozen plays that have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob and The Book of Liz. David Sedaris’ original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International. David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His most recent live album is David Sedaris: Live For Your Listening Pleasure (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story “C.O.G.” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (2013).

An Evening with David Sedaris is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Media Sponsor: KCLU 102.3 FM (88.3 FM Ventura). Wine Sponsor: Buttonwood Winery. Bookseller: Chaucer’s Books.

Tickets are $25 to $45 for the general public and $19 for UCSB students with a current student ID. (An Arlington facility fee will be added to each ticket price.)

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at(805) 893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu. Tickets are also available through the Arlington box office at(805) 963-4408 and Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/venue/73731).

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