One of the many reasons I love my London life is the ability to walk everywhere/not having to own a car. When back in my American life, I am forced to spend inordinate amounts of time driving. The only way this has been bearable is by having David Sedaris CD’s accompanying me on my drives. He is uproariously funny but the humour is such that i often have to (unfortunately) turn it off when the kids get in the car. Two of the funniest CDs are Me Talk Pretty Someday and Naked. In general I find his earlier work about his family the most entertaining. Although he might be performing only newer things as he did a couple of years ago when i saw him in London, he’s still well worth seeing this weekend at the Cadogan Hall.
What has been written about Sedaris:
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour 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.
‘Sedaris’s droll assessment of the mundane and the eccentrics who inhabit the world’s crevices make him one of the greatest humorists writing today.’ (Chicago Tribune)