Sunday, October 11, 2009

David Sedaris @ GWU Lisner Auditorium

Stiletto reports:

David Sedaris was as awesome as expected at Lisner on Wednesday (Oct 7, 2009) night. He's been working on a book of fables, or... as he said it.... "a book of stories with animals, since fables usually have a lesson to be learned and his stories don't" and he shared a few of those yet-to-be-released ditty's with the crowd. He also suggested that the attendees invest in The Onion's book Our Dumb World, and after listening to a couple excerpts, the attendees agreed. He opened with political satire that was edgy to the point of hilarious, finished by candidly answering audience questions, and provided the most ROFL moment possible by reading from his diary. Hugh is a patient and lucky man.

Side Items: Traffic (should have metro'd) on 66 was as pleasant as ever. There was no street parking for miles around GW but parking garages were decently priced. There's only one set of restrooms at lisner but the lines move quickly. We were about 3/4 of the way back from the stage, and the view was fine. Overall great night/show.