Paramount Theatre in Aurora to present David Sedaris

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers “Calypso,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” and regular National Public Radio contributor, will appear at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, following the release of his newest books, “The Best of Me” and “A Carnival of Snackery.”

This is a unique opportunity to see the best-selling humorist in an intimate setting, a news release stated. As always, Sedaris will offer a selection of all-new readings and recollections, as well as a Q&A session and book signing.

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

His new book, “The Best of Me” (Little Brown/Hachette, fall 2020), is a collection of 42 previously published stories and essays, about which novelist Andrew Sean Greer wrote in the New York Times: “You must read ‘The Best of Me.’ It will be a new experience, knowing that enough time has passed to find humor in the hardest parts of life. More than ever – we’re allowed to laugh.”

If you love David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readings. You’d be wrong. To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening, the release stated.

All seats at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, are reserved. Tickets cost $54 and $64 and are on sale at and

As of right now, Paramount will require all patrons to show proof of vaccination at the time of the performance.

The Second City’s Holiday Revue

Visit the Paramount website to learn more about a holiday revue by The Second City touring comedy troupe running Nov. 26 to Dec. 23. There will be five shows a week at the Copley Theatre, across the street from the Paramount, with tickets priced at $37.