David Sedaris Makes Me Pee

I didn’t know who David Sedaris was before a friend of mine recommended that I see him on his latest book tour. I know his sister’s (Amy Sedaris’) work and I figured the “funny” must run in the family so I got a group of people together to see him at Massey Hall last night.

If you don’t know who he is, you should get to know him. Sedaris is an American humorist, writer, comedian, author etc.

My friend had me at “very un-PC.”

Considering how many often the book is dismissed with the advent of technology, it was amazing to see a book reading sell out Massey Hall. Though I was a touch annoyed by the “extra-special” David Sedaris surcharge on the ticket (that was more than 25% of the ticket price, ouch) he was worth every penny.

As a testament to how funny I thought he was, I would pay to see him again and I will probably get his books, check out the radio program to which he contributes, This American Life, and buy the t-shirt.

It actually would have been funnier if the “Loud Laughing Guy” sitting behind us didn’t start hohohoing three words into each set up and the ladies next to me weren’t snorting and cackling eight words later- I probably missed a good 30% of the punch-lines. Oh well, next time.

At one point Sedaris relayed a conversation he had about kids in school who are diagnosed with all these issues with acronyms and he said that maybe they are just @ssholes! The crowd erupted. A good friend of mine teaches high school and has been saddled with a high number of “disruptive” kids in her classes. She would have bust a gut (literally) if she was there. I am sure she would have fallen off the second balcony (where we were seated) so maybe it is a good thing she’ll just have to hear it from me second-hand.

Do yourself a favour and check out his work- you won’t regret it.


~ by angryegg on December 11, 2008.

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