NWPR to host humorist David Sedaris



YAKIMA – Northwest Public Radio will present an appearance by noted author and humorist David Sedaris at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, at the Capitol Theatre in Yakima.

Tickets will sell for $40 with a limited number of VIP tickets selling for $125. The VIP tickets include a copy of David Sedaris’ latest book and free parking. All tickets will be available beginning Aug. 20 at all TicketsWest outlets.

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

In 2001, David Sedaris became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He was named “Humorist of the Year” by Time magazine in 2001.

An anthology of Sedaris’ stories, “Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories” edited by David Sedaris, was published in April 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”).

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the author of the bestsellers “Barrel Fever” and “Holidays on Ice,” as well as collections of personal essays, “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” each of which became an immediate bestseller. His essays appear regularly in Esquire and The New Yorker. 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. 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,” which was published in book form by Dramatist’s Play Service.

Northwest Public Radio is a regional network of 13 public radio stations based on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman.

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