Tuesday, October 21, 2008

David Sedaris

Is freaking hilarious. I bought Adam tickets to his show back in June for our Anniversary, and we finally went last night. His dry wit and wickedly funny storytelling were just what the doctor ordered for me this week. I think I peed my pants a few times, and I love that he jokes that people pay to see a 'gay middle aged man read aloud.'

I am used to hearing his essays read by him on This American Life and also a few books on tape, but I'm going to for sure check out some of his books. He also spoke highly of a funny collection of essays called Braindead Megaphone...anyone read it yet? They have it at the SLC library, we're going to check it out.

If you ever have the chance to catch him on tour, go see him! His bit about 'undecided voters' was priceless. He said being an undecided voter is like being on an airplane, and having trouble deciding between the chicken, and the plate of human shit (with broken glass in it). The obvious punchline being that in the end, it all gets chewed up and spit out and ends up in the same place...except for the glass, which was clearly a reference to the McCain/Palin campaign. Funny stuff, and my narrative really does it no justice.

You can read the story here, as published in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2008/10/27/081027sh_shouts_sedaris

Go see him!


shannon said...

By the way, I need some decorating help... John got a job, which means I'll now have some cash for making the house look niiiice. Also, we kept Peanut - I have a dog!

Melissa and Jimmy said...

He's coming to Boulder next week! But too pricey for our budget right now!

Wasatch Girl said...

You are sooooo lucky! David Sedaris is hilarious... I would love to see him.