NPR humorist David Sedaris to speak at Pomona College Oct. 26
Award-winning humorist David Sedaris will speak at Pomona College on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Sedaris was the 2001 recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and Time magazine “Humorist of the Year,” also in 2001. In 2005 he was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album.
Sedaris, now a best-selling author, first caught nationwide attention in 1992 when he appeared on National Public Radio describing his experiences working as a department store Christmas Elf. In 1995, he published his first book, Barrel Fever, a collection of essays that includes a revisit to his working days in “SantaLand.” Since then, Sedaris has published three best-sellers: Holidays on Ice (1998), Naked (1998) and Me Talk Pretty One Day (2001). Sedaris’ essays regularly appear in Esquire and The New Yorker. He is also a commentator on NPR. Re-runs of Sedaris’ original radio commentaries can be heard on the Chicago Public Radio show This American Life.
The Sedaris show will be held at Bridges Auditorium, located on the Pomona College campus (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Tickets for Sedaris’ performance can be purchased for $20 at the Bridges Box Office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call the box office at 909-621-8032.