Live at Carnegie Hall

Published: October 1, 2003

This live performance by the author was recorded on October 22, 2002, at New York City’s sold-out Carnegie Hall. As many have noted, Sedaris is rarely funnier than when reading to an appreciative audience. This 70-minute disc features excerpts from essays, stories including “Six to Eight Black Men,” and a hilarious Q&A wherein he claims that he is the laziest person in show business, contemplates the Hall’s staffing needs, and discusses his brother’s questionable parenting preparation strategy.

Audie Award Winner, Humor, 2004



Praise for Live at Carnegie Hall

“Sedaris’s material (Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day) is never funnier than when he’s reading it himself.” —AudioFile

David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall is a rollicking comedic masterpiece...This recording will deservedly take its rightful place among the best comedy albums of our time.” —

“As uproarious as Sedaris is on the page, he’s even funnier reading his wickedly jaundiced reflections. With brilliant deadpan timing, Sedaris is a charm.” —Publishers Weekly