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November 15, 2012
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Humorist David Sedaris to perform at Grand Junction's Avalon Theatre

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - American humor writer and "master of satire" David Sedaris will perform Sunday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving weekend at the Avalon Theatre - laughter is good for digestion, after all.Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. He is the author of several best-selling books and essays, including "Barrel Fever," "Holidays on Ice," "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim."His most recent book is the 2010 short story anthology, "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk."Sedaris debuted on National Public Radio in 1992, when "This American Live" host Ira Glass invited Sedaris to perform after hearing the humorist perform at a Chicago bar a few years earlier. Glass asked Sedaris if he had any Christmas-themed material. Sedaris sent him a copy and recording of "The SantaLand Diaries," a hilarious account of his personal experience working as an elf for Macy's department store. The show was such a hit that NPR's Morning Edition received more requests for a cassette copy of the performance than of any other broadcast in the show's history."The SantaLand Diaries" has become a regular seasonal program on NPR.Sedaris has said he carries a notebook with him everywhere where he records the daily happenings that might make a good story. The Steven Barclay Agency, who represents Sedaris and other such notables as public radio's Fresh Air host Terry Gross, poets Mary Oliver and Phil Collins, and authors Amy Tan and Michael Chabon, wrote this about Sedaris: "With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David 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." His sister, actress Amy Sedaris, is also a comedian, and a Saturday Night Live regular. Together the siblings have collaborated under the name "The Talent Family" on several plays that have been performed at La Mama, Lincoln Center and The Drama Department in New York City.For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/davidsedaris.


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