Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Watching a Genius at Work

David Sedaris is, in my mind, kind of a genius. I read Me Talk Pretty One Day and absolutely loved it. It was hilarious! (Note the use of the exclamation point.) However, then I started reading Naked, which had a much darker tone, and couldn't quite force myself to make it all the way through.

None the less, I still find him to be a genius. He has a new book that came out on June 3, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and I think I might pick up a copy. In the mean time, enjoy this video clip of him reading an essay he wrote for Esquire Magazine on the Late Show with David Letterman:

Do you have any authors/humorists/comedians that you adore?


Anonymous said...

Sedaris is a genius indeed. I prefer my comedy to be ones that make you think a little.

I used to enjoy Dennis Miller before he drank too much koolaid at the Church of W.

The Flight of the Conchords are great also...

Heather said...

That Flight of the Conchords clip was awesome. Thanks.

Jamie Moore said...

I think it was my face that gave it away...that and my oddly expanding calf!!! FUNNNNY!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Heather!

I had seen this clip before, but still found myself giggling uncontrollably :)