While he may not be a comedian in the traditional sense of stand-up, author and humorist David Sedaris will be taking the stage and...

While he may not be a comedian in the traditional sense of stand-up, author and humorist David Sedaris will be taking the stage and bringing the laughs at theaters across the country during a lengthy spring tour.

The best-selling author has announced a 33-date U.S. itinerary for next year, beginning April 6 at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE, and concluding May 9 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA. The tour’s coast-to-coast routing also includes events on April 11 at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA; April 23 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; and May 5 at Royce Hall Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

Tickets for select dates of the spring outing are already available, though onsale information is still to-be-announced for many other performances on the calendar. Full details of Sedaris’ event schedule and ticket sales are available on his official profile and event calendar.

Sedaris’ live appearances include readings from his published essay collections, which are often autobiographical in nature, along with other humorous accounts. He is perhaps best known for his popular essay collections, including “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” (2004) and his most recent release “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” (2008).

However, Sedaris is no stranger to turning his written word into a public performance. In the early 1990s, he was discovered at a reading by public radio host Ira Glass. When Glass launched his show “This American Life” in 1995, he was quick to incorporate Sedaris into the series. To date, Sedaris has appeared on more than 40 episodes of the program, which airs nationally on National Public Radio.

In addition to his catalogue of published works and radio appearances, Sedaris has also released audio recordings of his books, as well as a couple live recordings of his events. These recordings have earned the author a total of three Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album.

David Sedaris itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

April 6Wilmington, DEGrand Opera House
April 7Ithaca, NYState Theatre
April 8Torrington, CTWarner Theatre
April 9Kingston, NYUlster Performing Arts Center
April 10Baltimore, MDMeyerhoff Symphony Hall
April 11Boston, MASymphony Hall
April 12Albany, NYPalace Theatre
April 13Madison, WIOverture Center for the Arts
April 14Ann Arbor, MIMichigan Theater
April 16Asheville, NCThomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 17Chicago, ILAuditorium Theatre
April 18Grand Rapids, MIDeVos Performance Hall
April 19South Bend, INMorris Performing Arts Center
April 20Saginaw, MITheatre at Dow Event Center
April 21Akron, OHE.J. Thomas Hall
April 22Germantown, TNGermantown Performing Arts Centre
April 23Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
April 24Lawrence, KSLied Center of Kansas
April 25Tucson, AZTucson Music Hall
April 26Dallas, TXMcFarlin Memorial Auditorium
April 27Austin, TXThe Long Center for the Performing Arts
April 28Houston, TXSociety for the Performing Arts
April 29New Orleans, LAMahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
April 30Las Vegas, NVClark County Library
May 1Scottsdale, AZScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
May 2Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Civic Auditorium
May 3Santa Barbara, CAArlington Theatre
May 4Long Beach, CATerrace Theater
May 5Los Angeles, CARoyce Hall Auditorium
May 6Riverside, CAFox Performing Arts Center
May 7Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 8Spokane, WAMartin Woldson Theater at The Fox
May 9Seattle, WABenaroya Hall