Just Announced: An Evening with David Sedaris

 

The Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life Live at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Oct. 22

Tickets On Sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m.

ATLANTA, GA (May 5, 2017) – David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one-night only at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at 7 p.m., following the release of his newest book, Theft By Finding Diaries (1977 – 2002). His new book is a collection of diaries that will be released on May 30, 2017.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $45.50-$60.50, plus applicable fees, and will be available at FoxTheatre.org, by calling (855) 285-8499 or at the Fox Theatre Box Office.

As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and post-show book signing.

Tweaking the familiar until it warps, David Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood in North Carolina, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Including his recent releases, the New York Times’ bestselling books When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, David Sedaris’ wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre are always sure to deliver insights and laughs. One of six children in a second-generation Greek family, he grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has worked a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner.

Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy’s elf, reading his Santaland Diaries on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR’s most popular and humorous commentators. In 2001, he was named Humorist of the Year by Time magazine and received the Thurber Prize for American Humor.

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About the Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premier venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. For the past decade, the Fox Theatre has been consistently ranked in the top three non-residency theatres in North America for gross ticket sales by industry trade magazines, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today. The Fox Theatre has the #1 social media presence for any theatre or performing arts center in North America, for any venue between 2,000 and 5,000 seats, and for any Georgia venue according to the Social Media Power 100 compiled by Venues Today Magazine. The Fox’s 4,665 seat theatre hosts 250 performances with more than 500,000 visitors per year.  An impressive range of events from rock concerts to Broadway, ballets, comedy and movies, the Fox’s private events host wedding receptions, trade shows, corporate meetings and association functions in its fabulous ballrooms, lounge and outdoor terrace. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theater celebrating its 88th year. The partners of the Fox Theatre are Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel/Livingston Restaurant+Bar, Georgia Natural Gas, Regions, Atlanta Beverage, Grady Health System, and Whole Foods Market. For group sales information, please contact the Fox Theatre at (404) 881-2000 or visit www.foxtheatre.org. To purchase tickets, please visit the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www.FoxTheatre.org, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-285-8499. Please stay connected with the Fox Theatre on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.