Sardonic wit and incisive social critiques from master of satire David Sedaris on Saturday, October 20th at 8PM
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, master of satire David Sedaris slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness as one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. He is the author Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, all bestsellers. There are a total of seven million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. Sedaris’s pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and his original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life. As funny and moving as his writing is, there is really nothing quite like seeing and hearing Sedaris read in his own voice. Mr. Sedaris will be available for a limited time after the show to sign books but no photos will be allowed. Local bookseller Broadside Books will be on-site with copies of his books to sell as well as copies of a current Sedaris favorite, “The Bill From My Father” by Bernard Cooper.
Lewis Black's new Broadway show “Running on Empty” comes to Northampton's Calvin Theatre on Friday, October 26th at 8PM
Two-time Grammy Award winner and New York Times best seller Lewis Black has a lot to say and he doesn’t hold back with his signature comedic rants about pretty much anything that vexes him to the core. Mr. Black, who began performing on “The Daily Show” when Craig Kilborn was the host, channeled the middle-class outrage that has long been a focus of American politics. For Mr. Black, whose Broadway show “Running on Empty” begins Oct. 9 in New York City and comes to Northampton's Calvin Theatre on Friday, October 26th, anger is not just an emotion. It has a rhythm, an attitude and, of course, a volume.A flagging economy, the 2012 presidential election and a convoluted health care system. And that’s just a pinch of what you’ll get in one of Black’s emotionally-charged tirades that often leave him voiceless.
That Is All: An Evening with John Hodgman, Friday, November 2nd 8PM with special guest Jonathan Coulton
Tickets are on sale at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at IHEG.com.