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An Evening With David Sedaris (David Sedaris)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Sitting for an hour or so listening to someone read from his own published work may sound like a bore, but with David Sedaris behind the podium, one can expect the exact opposite. David Sedaris’ half-chat half-book-reading performance was impeccable. Reading from his past works and diary entries, the author illuminates certain critical issues in life – like why Pimm’s language courses don’t teach you how to say “I’m a middle-aged homosexual” – with flowing wit and charm. No stuffy pedantic, Sedaris also chatted informally with the audience on stage and off, creating a friendly atmosphere. I can only fault this performance in that Sedaris was a bit disorganised, but even with the few mistakes, the evening is highly recommended.

Venue 150 at EICC, 16 – 20 Aug, 6.30pm (8.00pm),  £15.00, fpp73.
tw rating 4/5