National Headliner David Sedaris at PSU April 15

PLYMOUTH — Headlining comedian and author David Sedaris will bring his wit and incisive social critique to the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

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.

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PLYMOUTH — Headlining comedian and author David Sedaris will bring his wit and incisive social critique to the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

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.

He first appeared on National Public Radio in December 1992, reading his story The SantaLand Diaries, which recounted his experiences as a Christmas elf at Macy's department store in Manhattan. Within months of the broadcast, Sedaris' essays began to appear in such magazines as Harper's, The New Yorker, and Esquire. His first book, Barrel Fever, which included The SantaLand Diaries, was published in 1994.

His original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life where his droll delivery and unique voice have made him a media sensation. "…the central concerns of his writing—family and childhood— are ones that everyone can relate to," says London reviewer Simon O’Hagan.

Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.

Commentator Venus Zarris says, "… preposterous irreverence is far from his only trademark. Sedaris is no one-trick-pony, but rather a writer of remarkable and restrained depth. David Sedaris is unquestionably one of the best humorists of our time, but that title is an oversimplification of his work. He is an unassuming genius. …"

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, Sedaris’ latest book, immediately became a New York Times bestseller. Ian Falconer illustrated the collection of fables.

Tickets for David Sedaris’ appearance at Plymouth State University are $35-25 for adults, $33-23 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at silver.plymouth.edu.