Mon, 11/29/2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Calypso, NakedMe Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at the Paramount Theatre, on Monday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m., 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. As always, Sedaris will be offering 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. Don’t miss this event!

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

David Sedaris (credit Jenny Lewis)

As of right now, Paramount will require all patrons to show proof of vaccination at the time of this performance. Guests will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-emergency use authorization vaccine to attend and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theater.

David Sedaris (credit Ingrid Christie)

About Paramount Theater

Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., is the center for performing arts and education in downtown Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. Since 1931, the beautiful, 1,843-seat theater, graced with a strong 1930s Art Deco influence and original Venetian décor, has been downtown Aurora’s anchor attraction. Since launching its own Broadway Series in 2011, Paramount Theatre steadily amassed more than 41,000 subscribers, making it the second largest subscription house in the U.S.

Paramount Theatre is one of four live performance venues programmed and managed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority. ACCA also oversees downtown Aurora’s newly renovated 165-seat Copley Theatre, RiverEdge Park, the city’s outdoor summer concert venue, the Stolp Island Theatre, an immersive space opening in summer 2022, and the new Paramount School of the Arts.

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