David Sedaris Announces Australian Tour

Acclaimed American writer, humorist and speaker David Sedaris, responsible for an incredibly unique oeuvre including Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, will be hosting a series of shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth next January.

The notoriously charming, eloquent and quick Sedaris—whose childhood and banal everyday experiences are told with such conviction and dry wit, he can easily pale everyone else’s in comparison—puts on popular shows that tend to sell out globally; though how to classify his genre of performance, if you could call it that, is a little tricky. Ticket buyers for his Australian tours can expect an evening that’s not really stand-up comedy, not really a book reading; kind of like an older, nerdier Mike Birbiglia, he’ll fill in a few hours talking and telling stories, and everyone will listen adoringly. As Sedaris said himself, “I’m the most important person in the lives of almost everyone I know and a good number of the people I’ve never even met.”

I’m not sure how he does it, but when Sedaris speaks, he can even make a really lame Dad joke seem freaking hilarious.

Dates for Sedaris’ show are as follows; sign up to a ticket pre-sale here.

Sydney Opera House Saturday
18th January 2014

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre
Tuesday 21st January 2014

Canberra Theatre Centre
Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Brisbane Powerhouse – Powerhouse Theatre
Thursday 23rd January 2014


Perth Concert Hall
Friday 24th January 2014