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David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall Performance

David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: There is no funnier way to soak in David Sedaris' humor than through his own voice. This stand-up show encompasses the best tales from his many book collections, and, told in David's hilariously deadpan whine, this is the essential Sedaris, for old fans or newbies alike. —Chris Doheny

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 quarreling 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.

©2003 David Sedaris; (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Winner, Humor, 2004

"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." (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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    Randy Ramona, CA, USA 04-16-09
    Randy Ramona, CA, USA 04-16-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Sorry I wasted a credit"

    Purchased this book based on reviews. What a mistake. I generally think that my opinions on comedy are fairly mainstream. I can only think that the overwhelming positive reviews are based on something other than David's comedy. The publisher's mention of David in the same light as George Carlin, Bill Cosby, and Steve Martin outrageous. David does not come close to these great comedians.

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    Nico MechelenBelgium 10-19-08
    Nico MechelenBelgium 10-19-08
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    "long wait"

    I guess I was hoping to be rolling over the floor laughing at least once. DS has an hour to make this happen, you know, as a professional comedian ... it did not happen.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Durl phoenix, AZ, USA 11-18-09
    Durl phoenix, AZ, USA 11-18-09
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    "Waste of my life.."

    this is not funny... the guys voice is very annoying, and he is reading from a book or something the whole time with the tone you would expect from a 4th grader thats reading their book report infront of the class... very borring.. cant imagine why the audience is laughing.. Dont buy this if your expecting somewhat of a stand up comedy =/

    0 of 10 people found this review helpful

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