David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

  • by David Sedaris
  • Narrated by David Sedaris
  • 1 hrs and 15 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

If you are driving, pull over. If you are at work, close your door, unless you don't mind your colleagues seeing you doubled over, in tears, on your office floor. With this recording, taped before a delirious sold out audience at Carnegie Hall, you are there as David Sedaris performs new stories from his upcoming book. A parrot who mimics an ice maker, lovers quarrelling over a rubber hand, and a Santa Claus who moonlights from his job as bishop of Turkey, the cast of characters in these stories is like no other. This new work will appeal to David's loyal fans as well as admirers of the classic comedy albums of George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Steve Martin.Recorded live on October 22, 2002 in New York City.

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What the Critics Say

Audie Award Winner, Humor, 2004
"Sedaris' 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." (AudiobooksTODAY.com)
"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)

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Customer Reviews

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I love David Sedans

Just listen, you will love him. I have a big man crush on David you will see why!

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- Pixie720

Excellent show!

What made the experience of listening to David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall the most enjoyable?

The talent of the reader in his telling of his written stories. Laugh out loud.


Who was your favorite character and why?

David Sedaris tells stories mainly about his own life and experiences with his family.


Which character – as performed by David Sedaris – was your favourite?

Stories are all very funny. The question and answer section at the end is funny and interesting too.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I listened in all one sitting. It's not very long but couldnt put it off too funny.


Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable. If you want to smile...buy this.

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- Mrs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK