Site not look beautiful? Click here

A&E

Rockin’ droll: David Sedaris

Image
David Sedaris
Photo: Anne Fishbein-Little

The Details

David Sedaris
April 30, 8 p.m., free (wristbands given out one hour before)
Clark County Library District Auditorium
1401 E. Flamingo Road, 507-3400

David Sedaris is funnier than your three favorite standup comics put together. If you haven't heard his name, it's because he doesn't do TV, outside of the occasional Letterman appearance. Or maybe it's because he's not a comedian ...

Sedaris is an essayist. To my mind, he's the essayist. He's a literary Larry David, a demigod of sardonicism. He spins childhood embarrassment and social hypocrisy into linguistic gold. And on April 30, he's coming to Clark County Library to spin aloud.

Sedaris' book readings are often compared to rock concerts. Having been to one, I can vouch. The guy's got more fans than the Strip's got escort cards. And these fans show up to his events, year after year, because he always delivers.

Sedaris will no doubt read from his upcoming book of animal fables, (Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, due Oct. 5), then field questions about his boyfriend, Hugh, his sister Amy (the one from Strangers with Candy), and his anti-fairytale life in France.

The best reason not to go: It'll spoil you for all other book readings.

Share
Photo of Rick Lax

Rick Lax

Rick wrote the books Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas and Lawyer ...

Get more Rick Lax

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • Nayman ardently goes point by point through the film’s intended greatness.

  • Kirn's new memoir focuses on the killer, as well as his own desire to be near him.

  • Las Vegas' own Cashman Field makes a few mentions in the latest sports book.

  • Get More Print Stories
Top of Story