“I saw David Sedaris and it was just OK” is a thing you will never hear about one of the most popular comedic authors in America. You can see just why at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth. Sedaris’ writing has taken a sharp turn in the last couple years. He’s moved away from the personal essays that made him famous — stories of his sister Amy wearing half of a fat suit home for Christmas, or about buying a gross of condoms and a gallon of olive oil with his clueless brother-in-law — and onto stories of animals screwing each other over. They read suspiciously like the stories he wrote before he made the anthropomorphic switch, but whether he’s talking about speech therapists or toothless circus bears, Sedaris is always a brilliant satirist. He’s back to the essay now with his latest book, Let’s Talk Diabetes with Owls, but at a Sedaris reading it’s hard to know in advance what you’re going to get. Some old, some new, something that just happened, some horrible jokes he got an audience in another town to tell him. Maybe he’ll hand out condoms or aspirin. No matter what you get, you’re going to laugh until you feel pain. Tickets cost $33 to $66. Visit basshall.com for more information.
Sat., Nov. 9, 2013