NPR Humorist and Bestselling Author, David Sedaris, Returns to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 2, 2017 – David Sedaris one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers will kick-off Walton Arts Center’s 2017-18 LOL@WAC Series. With great skill, sardonic wit and incisive critiques, Sedaris will slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 pm.

Single tickets start at $46 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting 

David Sedaris is one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris’ many works became immediate bestsellers including Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as several collections of personal essays including Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Sedaris also is the author of The New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer).  He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories

There are over ten million copies of his books in print, and they have been translated into 25 languages.

The audio version of his latest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, was nominated for a Grammy Award® for best spoken word album. His written pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker, have twice been included in “The Best American Essays” and his original radio pieces are regularly heard on the public radio show This American Life. 

Sedaris last performed at Walton Arts Center during the 2014-15 season.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit