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NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris headed to Buffalo

by jmaloni


Mon, Jun 1st 2015 11:50 am

Tickets on sale Friday

The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo welcomes David Sedaris at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. A book signing will follow. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, 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 Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

Sedaris is the author of "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice," as well as collections of personal essays and his most recent book, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls," each of which became an immediate bestseller. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables titled "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer)." He was also the editor of "Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories." Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and have twice been included in "The Best American Essays." There are a total of 7 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

Sedaris's original radio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show "This American Life." He has been nominated for three Grammys for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album.

Tickets will be available at the UB Center for the Arts box office (10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays), and online at tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. Groups call 716-645-6771. For more information, call 716-645-2787 or visit www.ubcfa.org.

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