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 6 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
April 7 Ithaca, NY State Theatre
April 8 Torrington, CT Warner Theatre
April 9 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center
April 10 Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
April 11 Boston, MA Symphony Hall
April 12 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
April 13 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts
April 14 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
April 16 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
April 17 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
April 18 Grand Rapids, MI DeVos Performance Hall
April 19 South Bend, IN Morris Performing Arts Center
April 20 Saginaw, MI Theatre at Dow Event Center
April 21 Akron, OH E.J. Thomas Hall
April 22 Germantown, TN Germantown Performing Arts Centre
April 23 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
April 24 Lawrence, KS Lied Center of Kansas
April 25 Tucson, AZ Tucson Music Hall
April 26 Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
April 27 Austin, TX The Long Center for the Performing Arts
April 28 Houston, TX Society for the Performing Arts
April 29 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
April 30 Las Vegas, NV Clark County Library
May 1 Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
May 2 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
May 3 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre
May 4 Long Beach, CA Terrace Theater
May 5 Los Angeles, CA Royce Hall Auditorium
May 6 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
May 7 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
May 8 Spokane, WA Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
May 9 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall