"This American Life" Humorist and Best-Selling Author David Sedaris to Speak at UB on Oct. 16

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: June 4, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present David Sedaris at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. This event is sponsored by WBFO 88.7 FM, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers.

The great skill with which Sedaris slices through euphemisms and political correctness proves that he is a master of satire. Everywhere he goes, Sedaris delights his audience with his irreverent style and great humor. Sedaris' sardonic humor and incisive social critique have since made him one of National Public Radio's most popular and humorous commentators.

In addition to his commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition, David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice," as well as the collections of personal essays, "Naked" and "Me Talk Pretty One Day," which immediately became a national bestseller. His most recent book, titled "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" was released on June 1.

Sedaris taught writing at the Art Institute of Chicago for two years, and his essays appear regularly in "Esquire." In the fall of 2002, Sedaris wrote the introduction for the collection of short stories, "Jenny and the Jaws of Life" by Jincy Willett. He was named by TIME magazine as Humorist of the Year 2001. In September 2001, he became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Sedaris' original radio pieces can often be heard on public radio's "This American Life," distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ in Chicago. Sedaris currently resides in Paris.

Tickets for David Sedaris are $28, and go on sale at 10 a.m. on June 11. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, including Kaufmann's. To charge tickets, call 852-5000; in Canada, call 1-416-870-8000. For group sales, call 645-6771.For more information call 645-ARTS. The Center for the Arts is a TicketFast location.