Sedaris tickets available at the Lied

David Sedaris
David Sedaris

The Lied Center for Performing Arts is selling tickets for the Oct. 31 event, "An Evening With David Sedaris," on Aug. 14.

Sedaris, author of the bestselling books "Naked," "Me Talk Pretty One Day," "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim," and a regular National Public Radio contributor, will appear for one night only in a 7:30 p.m. performance. This event is presented by NET Radio.

Celebrating the release of his new title, "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary," a book of acerbic, outrageously funny fables featuring animals with unmistakably human failings, Sedaris will present an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

Tweaking the familiar until it warps, Sedaris mines poignant comedy from his peculiar childhood, his bizarre career path, and his move with his lover to France. Including his last release, the New York Times No. 1 bestselling book, "When You Are Engulfed in Flames," Sedaris' wickedly witty observations of the ordinary-bizarre is always sure to deliver insights and laughs.

He grew up in Raleigh, N.C., as one of six children in a second-generation Greek family. In 1977, he dropped out of Kent State University to hitchhike around the country. Aside from working as an elf, Sedaris has had a number of charmingly quirky jobs such as a house painter, an apple picker, an aide in a mental hospital, a creative writing teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and an apartment cleaner.

Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange-but-true experiences of being a Macy's elf, reading his "Santaland Diaries" on NPR's "Morning Edition" in 1992. His sardonic humor and incisive social critique have made him one of NPR's most popular and humorous commentators.

Ticket prices are $48, $43 and $38 for the general public and $20 for UNL students tickets in Section 3 seating. Tickets are available in person at the Lied Ticket Office, by phone at 402-472-4747, or online at

— Maureen Ose, Lied Center for Performing Arts

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