Saturday, April 01, 2006

David Sedaris

Ciara and I had the pleasure of attending a
David Sedaris reading yesterday. He read all new material, and it was great.

But what I was most impressed with was his ability to be funny off the cuff. I think of comedy writing as a totally different skill than comedy performance. Sedaris's q&a session was as funny as his readings.

Just a taste: in answer to a question about how his movie was progressing, he answered (not verbatim):

Oh, I got out of that whole thing. Yeah, I thought about it and realized there wasn't one thing that I wanted out of the experience. You know, I didn't want to spend time in a trailer, I didn't want to eat from a buffet, I didn't want to see things taped down...


Very funny.

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