Omaha Public Radio News
1:55 am
Sat September 9, 2006

KIOS-FM Presents...An Evening with David Sedaris

Omaha, NE – David Sedaris may well be the closest thing the literary world has these days to a rock star his speaking engagements are now consistently standing-room-only, a far cry from his early days as a housecleaner in New York City. The best-selling author, satirist, and public radio commentator that Time Out New York says "may just be the funniest man alive" is coming to Omaha's Orpheum Theatre for one night only - Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 8:00 pm.

Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of his job as a Macy's elf clad in green tights, reading his SantaLand Diaries on NPR's Morning Edition. His sardonic wit and incisive social critique have since made him one of America's pre-eminent humor writers.

David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice", as well as collections of personal essays, "Naked" and "Me Talk Pretty One Day", both of which became immediate bestsellers. Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name The Talent Family and have written several plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. His essays appear regularly in Esquire and The New Yorker.

Sedaris' original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ in Chicago.

An author of many books, among them "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim"(2004) and an anthology of stories, "Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories", which he edited 2005.

In 2005, David Sedaris was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album ("Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim") and Best Comedy Album ("David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall").

Tickets for this one night only event are available now by calling 402-345-0606, in person at the Ticket Omaha Box Office (1200 Douglas Street) or online.