David Sedaris, What a Sad Sell-Out

Might as well prepare you now: David Sedaris is sold out. Has been for a healthy bit now. There’s no point in wasting your tears, though, so just make yourself feel a little better by getting on the wait list for tickets: Call 214-922-1818. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stop wanting to see and hear the bestselling author of collections like Naked, Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim and Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk — collections that at once traverse the humorous, poignant and weird. It doesn’t mean you couldn’t stroll the SMU campus pretending you love trees and architecture because you’re really hoping to hear just one phrase leak out of McFarlin Auditorium Sunday as Sedaris takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. and delivers unpublished material. Or you could check out the rest of his tour schedule, buy tickets in another city and plan a vacation around it. But of the three options, we’re going to go with the wait list. For a man with the patience to try to teach a bird to apologize for him (or at least write the story about it), Sedaris seems like more of a wait-list sort of guy.
Sun., April 22, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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