Acclaimed Humorist David Sedaris comes to Long Beach


When he started keeping a diary in 1977 David Sedaris had no idea that it would become his ticket to stardom. It was while reading from that diary years later on a Chicago radio station that NPR host Ira Glass first discovered Sedaris. That’s when everything changed, as Sedaris put it “Like someone waved a magic wand.”


Today David Sedaris is a New York Times Best Selling Author, radio talent and contributor to the New Yorker. His lectures draw major crowds at universities and convention centers around the country.


Find out what all the hype is about when David Sedaris performs lives at the Long Beach Convention Center’s Terrace Theater on November 22nd.

Sedaris’s Essay Collections

  • Barrel Fever (1994)
  • Naked (1997)
  • Holidays on Ice (1997)
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000)
  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004)
  • Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (editor, 2005)
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008)
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (2010)
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls (2013)


Praise for David Sedaris

Don’t take our word for it, Sedaris has earned some shining accolades from the entertainment and literary community. Here are just a few!


“Sedaris ain’t the preeminent humorist of his generation by accident”

– Entertainment Weekly


“Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.”

– The San Francisco Chronicle


“David Sedaris’s deeply satisfying essays bring to mind Anthony Trollope, P.G. Wodehouse, Alice Munro, and Woody Allen, sometimes in the same paragraph.”

– New York Times 

Check out David Sedaris’ Website for more information about his books, links to his work, his newsletter and upcoming tour dates.



David Sedaris Lecture

Date: November 22nd  at 8pm

Location: Terrace Theater at the Long Beach Convention Center

Tickets: $30-$60, purchase your tickets on Tickemaster

Photo Attribution: By WBUR ( [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons



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