Humorist/Author David Sedaris Returns To Santa Cruz In May

May 10 • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Exclusive pre-sale tickets available on-line only
starting Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Tickets go on sale to public
Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Humorist/author David Sedaris returns to Santa Cruz on May 10 for a special evening of laughter and satire. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017).

Starting Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 A.M., fans can use code RBP to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Friday, December 15 at 10:00 P.M. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, December 16 at 10:00 A.M. Fans can get further show information by signing up for Event Alerts at

Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages.

He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service.

Sedaris’ original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.”

As a companion piece to Theft By Finding, Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’ diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (October 2017). A forthcoming book of essays entitled Calypso is set to be published June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2019.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for David Sedaris, May 10 at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $65.50, $45.50, and $25.00 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at and in-person at the venue box office (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (831) 420-5260. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office address: 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.