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David Sedaris

Makes Eccles Theater Debut

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


David Sedaris, Humorist and Bestselling Author of NakedDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls returns to Salt Lake City to make his Eccles Theater debut for one night only, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7:30pm. 


Tickets from $25 are on sale now online at, in person at the Eccles Theater box office and by phone:  801-355-ARTS (2787).


With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of North America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.


David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, NakedMe Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and DenimWhen You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his most recent book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes With

Owls is a 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Beastiary  (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.  David’s newest book, Theft By Finding, is due out in June of 2017.


He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center and The Drama Department in New York City.  These plays include Stump The HostStitchesOne Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service.  David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life.  David Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.  His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris:  Live for Your Listening Pleasure.” (November 2009).  A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premier at the Sundance Film Festival (2013).


David Sedaris appears at the Eccles Theater Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30pm.  Tickets from $25 are on sale now online at, in person at the Eccles Theater box office and by phone:  801-355-ARTS (2787).


Sam Wellers Bookstore will be selling David’s latest and most popular titles in the lobby.  David Sedaris will sign books for patrons after the show.


David Sedaris is presented in Salt Lake City by Live at the Eccles, KUER and Sam Wellers Books.

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PR Contact for Salt Lake City:  Bruce Granath / 801-703-2052 / bru[email protected]