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Saturday, November 9, 2024 - 7:30 PM

Mount Baker Theatre Presents

David Sedaris

One of America’s finest humorists David Sedaris is bringing his wit and insight to MBT

David Sedaris is one of America’s most observant, preeminent humor writers. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers 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 Calypso

Sedaris has been nominated for five Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. There are over 16 million copies of his books in print, with his work translated into 32 languages. He has been awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, Thurber Prize for American Humor, Jonathan Swift International Literature Prize for Satire and Humor, Time 2001 Humorist of the Year Award, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and, in 2020, the New York Public Library voted Me Talk Pretty One Day one of the 125 most important books of the last 125 years.

Sedaris’ book, The Best of Me, collects 42 previously published stories and essays. He also wrote Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. He is also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris’ pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” The two volumes of his diaries, Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) and A Carnival of Snackery, Diaries (2003-2020), were New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book, Happy-Go-Lucky, debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. The audio version of Happy-Go-Lucky, written and narrated by Sedaris, won the 2023 Audie Award. He recently released a short graphic novel for children with illustrations by Ian Falconer titled Pretty Ugly (TOON Books, February 27, 2024).

Starting at $32.75*
  • MBT Main Stage
Running Time:
Approx 1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

Important Information:

Season Tickets Go On Sale:

June 24 – Director-Level Members & Above

July 1 – All Members

July 10 – General Public


There will be a 20-30 minute Q & A during the program.