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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humorists. At 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23rd, he shared stories and highlight the release of his newest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

"Live Reading David Sedaris" Is Much Funnier and Filthier Than "NPR David Sedaris"

New York-born, Raleigh-raised humorist David Sedaris strode onto the stage at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 23rd, for An Evening with David Sedaris, presented by (Broadway Series South. After a brief introduction by WUNC’s Eric Hodge and some not-so-brief comments by artist Jeffrey Jenkins, Sedaris launched into an evening of essays, diary entries, and random… Read More ›

Most of The SantaLand Diaries Is Engaging, Funny and, Eventually, Quite Moving

Beginning as an essay for NPR’s Morning Edition in 1992, David Sedaris’ The SantaLand Diaries has become a holiday classic in both book and audio formats. Sedaris, who was raised in Raleigh, has made a career of publicly sharing his most humiliating moments with a trademark dry wit. In 1996, a much longer version of… Read More ›

You Absolutely Must See Jesse R. Gephart in The SantaLand Diaries at Theatre in the Park

Even though many of the Triangle’s favorite holiday shows are currently in production, you absolutely must see Theatre in the Park’s The SantaLand Diaries, starring Jesse R. Gephart. The SantaLand Diaries is a stage adaptation by Joe Mantello of an autobiographical essay written by former Raleigh author and humorist David Sedaris, who initially read the… Read More ›

Theatre in the Park’s “The SantaLand Diaries” Offers Holiday Fun for the Grown-Ups

This time of year, Theatre in the Park is pretty busy (and pretty popular), thanks to its annual production of Ira David Wood III’s A Christmas Carol. What a lot of people don’t know, however, is that the theatre also puts on another Christmas themed show of the one-man variety, and it’s just as hilarious… Read More ›

Jesse R. Gephart Returns as David/Crumpet in “The SantaLand Diaries” Dec. 12-16 at Theatre in the Park

Automatic Vaudeville and Theatre in the Park will reprise their hilarious joint presentation of David Sedaris’ sardonic PG-13-rated Christmas story, “The SantaLand Diaries,” starring local comic actor extraordinaire Jesse R. Gephart, on Dec. 8-11 and 16-18 in the Ira David Wood III Pullen Park Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Gephart’s sidesplitting performance previously brought local audiences to their feet in December 2008, 2010, and 2011.

"The SantaLand Diaries" will run Dec. 8-11 and 16-18 at Theatre in the Park

Jesse Gephart Is a Hoot as King of Snark David Sedaris in “The SantaLand Diaries” at TIP

“Attitude” is everything as Jesse Gephart impersonates the youthful, out-of-work, and dead-broke Sedaris, who took a seasonal job as an elf in Macy’s “SantaLand,” and turned the humiliation of walking around in pointy shoes dressed as an elf into a classic Christmas story.

"The SantaLand Diaries" will run Dec. 8-11 and 16-18 at Theatre in the Park

Jesse R. Gephart Will Reprise His Dual Role as David Sedaris and Crumpet in “The SantaLand Diaries”

Jesse Gephart has fine-tuned and deepened his impersonation of David/Crumpet. His increased confidence is palpable, and he is so comfortable in the role … that he can stop the show and break character to harangue latecomers — much to the audience’s delight.

"The SantaLand Diaries" ran Dec. 9-12

Jesse Gephart Repeated His Hilarious Performance as David Sedaris/Crumpet in “The SantaLand Diaries”

Jesse R. Gephart had TIP audiences in stitches once again as he repeated his knee-slapping 2006 performance in the title role of out-of-work and increasingly desperate actor David Sedaris and his evil twin Crumpet in “The SantaLand Diaries.”

"The SantaLand Diaries" opens Dec. 9th

“The SantaLand Diaries” Stars Jesse R. Gephart

Adapted for the stage in 1996 by Joe Mantello from a sardonic PG-13-rated Christmas story by former Raleigh resident, National Public Radio commentator, and author David Sedaris, “The SantaLand Diaries” is based on Sedaris’ autobiographical radio essay, first broadcast in 1992 on NPR’s “Morning Edition,” chronicling his merry misadventures as an out-of-work writer hired to play an elf named Crumpet in SantaLand in Macy’s in New York City.

David Sedaris

Former Raleigh Resident, Humorist, and NPR Commentator David Sedaris Will Perform at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 9th

Celebrating the release of his new title, “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” a book of acerbic, outrageously funny fables, featuring animals with unmistakably human failings, which hit bookstores on Oct. 5, 2010, author David Sedaris will visit Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Oct, 9th for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings, followed by a special book signing.