Kevin and I finally had the chance to see David Sedaris last evening, thanks in HUGE part to our friend, Kelly, who came at a moment's notice to look after Matthew for two hours last evening. Kevin was SO bummed when I bumbled the babysitter thang and, Katie, the babysitter did not show up at 7p last evening as she and I discussed in part because I forgot to remind her or send directions and well she just decided not to respond to our frantic calls or e-mails yesterday so yeah not going with her as a babysitter again even with my bumbling that is not a good sign! I digress... BTW, we OWE you Kelly so make sure you take us up whenever on the owing thing and THANK YOU for the millionth time.
You see, Kevin paid $42 bucks per ticket to see this guy not once BUT twice. We had tickets to see Mr. Sedaris in 2005, April 2005. About 60 seconds after Matthew was born on like April 20th (Matthew was born on the 19th.) So yeah there you go...
All I can say is that the wait was worth it. David is hysterical. He basically read several things that he wrote but were not fit for air, a selection from his new book and parts of his diary. We laughed so hard our bellies hurt. And we both agreed we ought to add some his books to our reading list because he is about the funniest man out there and really because he is self deprecating and somewhat cynical and well those are character traits I can totally jive with. Plus his title of humorist, allows him to say things like "how gay is that" about his partner, Hugh, out picking wild flowers in the field by their French home - he was reflecting on this as he threw the flowers out the window to use the water to make coffee (you see the water goes out frequently in these French provincial locales due to work projects...)
So if you are looking for a witty humorist with bite, David is your man. If he visits your town or city, go see him or check his book out from the library/buy his newest work on amazon or listen to him on NPR's this American Life hosted by Ira Glass. We plan to buy or check out a book or two and we will definitely see him next time he comes to town barring a baby being born of course!
You can also view Amy Sedaris' web site, she is a piece of work as well! Must run in the family.