Whether talking about the need to compulsively lick light switches as a child, or the joys of crafting visual art whilst caught in the grip of an amphetamine-induced mania, David Sedaris is master of the droll anecdote. If youve ever had the pleasure of hearing Sedaris in a live performance, you will notice the rhythmic surge of the audiences laughter, which erupts at every punch line, whether funny or not. Needless to say, its hip to like Sedaris. No doubt attendees will be treated to Sedaris wry, dry, sub-nasal monotone yarns describing life as an eccentric, gay and slightly nebbish non-Jew from a middle-class background. Its an evening that promises to be like intellectual catnip for the cerebral set. Sedaris' books will be on sale in the lobby before and after his talk, and he will be happy to autograph them.
Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2010