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Win tickets to David Sedaris

SedarisYou’re interviewing David Sedaris and trying to not let on the fact you’re nervous. The guy is, after all, the rock star of authors, an NPR favorite whose books are the rage with your most literary friends. But he’s done this before and quickly sets you at ease and shares all sorts of great stuff (much of it hilarious, but unfit for the daily paper).

Sedaris will be in town on Thursday with his lecture tour, which is part of the Broadway in Fresno series.

We have tickets to share.
Just leave a comment below. Tell us which story you’d like to hear Sedaris read aloud. We’ll pick winners at random. Contest will close at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) and winners will be notified by email. No repeat entries, please. Complete rules are on the jump.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "Win tickets to David Sedaris"

brodiemash says:

Any story about him and his sister Amy would be delightful!

Heather says:

I’d like to hear “Big Boy,” because obviously.

Bill says:

Of course I’d like to hear passages from his latest book “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” But it would be awesome if he includes a reading from “Santaland Diaries” because that’s my favorite!

Bradley says:

“What I Learned.” or “Old Faithful” would be awesome.

atout says:

I’d love to hear Mr. Popular.

Eric W says:

I’d like to hear Mr. Popular, but really there’d be no complaints if he read the phone book

kim says:

Old faithful

Brandon Hill says:

And the call was coming from the basement!

Edith says:

I’d love to hear anything, but SantaLand Diaries are a favorite of mine.

Don Fischer says:

Would love to hear “Rooster At The Hitchin’ Post.”

Alya says:

“Me Talk Pretty One Day” :)

Sally says:

I would prefer if he read the text exchanges between me and my boyfriend whenever we start talking about our cat. But if I have to choose something he’s written, it would be the best if he could read When You Are Engulfed in Flames in its entirety.

FresnoDan says:

anything would be fine …but SANTALAND DIARIES is special !

Leslie Cunning says:

I LOVE him!! Anything he does is terrific. Fingers crossed!

Andrew Feil says:

I would love to hear him tell his story about being an elf during Christmas time.

Janet says:

Me Talk Pretty One Day!

Miguel says:

“The woman in charge of costuming assigned us our outfits and gave us a lecture on keeping things clean. She held up a calendar and said, “Ladies, you know what this is. Use it. I have scraped enough blood out from the crotches of elf knickers to last me the rest of my life. And don’t tell me, ‘I don’t wear underpants, I’m a dancer.’ You’re not a dancer. If you were a real dancer you wouldn’t be here. You’re an elf and you’re going to wear panties like an elf.”

-David Sedaris, SantaLand Diaries

Need I say more?

coasterguy says:

Sedaris could make anything funny! I agree with brodiemash… would love to hear about his life with sister Amy.

Victor De La Torre says:

I’d like to hear “Mr. Popular.”


i read Santaland Diaries in college & fell in love with Sedaris. Would be so awesome to see him live :)

Beckie Tetrault says:

I’ve heard him read most of then since I get his books as audiobooks! I actually dislike it when anyone else reads his work ;)

Lisa Cole says:

memory lane, from let’s explore diabetes with owls! woohoo!

Mark Smith says:

I would love to hear Get Your Ya Ya’s Out! Easily my favorite Sedaris story ever if only because of the lunatic ultra-racist nursing home resident.

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