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The Sedaris Cometh

By Melissa Feldsher in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 20, 2009 5:30PM

2009_03_David_Sedaris.jpg Don’t be fooled by the trademark nasal North Carolina accent—David Sedaris owes a lot to his stint in Chicago. Discovered while reading his diary in a Chicago club by another famous nasal voice—Ira Glass—Sedaris went on to National Public Radio fame, five essay collections, numerous New Yorker essays, and legions of adoring literary groupies.

The last time David Sedaris came to Chicago to promote When You are Engulfed in Flames, he was signing books and handing out hotel shampoo bottles and/or condoms to members of his fawning fan club. Now he’s back to regal us with essays ranging from Stadium Pal catheters to his Parisian adventures with his boyfriend Hugh to, of course, the true meaning of being a Macy’s elf. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and head out to Aurora’s Paramount Theatre to catch the latest macabre humor from Chicago’s nearly native son.

Or, if you can’t trek it out to Aurora, you can always try to score tickets for This American Life show live at the Chicago Theatre on Sunday April 19 with Dan Savage, David Rakoff, Starlee Kine, Mike Birbiglia and Dave Hill.

David Sedaris, Thursday, April 23 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL, $35-$60

BY: Melissa Feldsher

Image courtesy of Sporky