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May 1, 2019

Coming to the Lexington Opera House - By Popular Demand - An Evening with David Sedaris

Second Show Added on April 15

[Lexington, KY] May 1, 2019 – Second show added by popular demand! WUKY presents An Evening with 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 return to the Lexington Opera House Wednesday, April 15, 2020, following the sold-out November 18, 2019 engagement and the release of his newest book & New York Times #1 Best Seller, Calypso.


This is a subsequent opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting. As always, Sedaris will be offering a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing. 


With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of 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 returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso.  Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.


If you love David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readings. You’d be wrong. To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening.  Don’t miss this event!


All seats at Lexington Opera House are reserved, and range in price from $35 to $45 and are subject to additional taxes and fees. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on Friday, May 10, 2019 at www.DavidSedarisOnTour.com.