The Top 10 Funniest David Sedaris Stories from This American Life
Posted July 13, 2010on:
David Sedaris is my favourite contributer to This American Life, and I wait in anticipation when Ira Glass announces who is contributing in each episode. Luckily, David has appeared more than 40 times, and has shared many great stories. I especially enjoy his comedic stories when told to a live audience.
Here is the list of my top 10 funniest David Sedaris stories from This American Life:
#1 – Santa Claus Vs. The Easter Bunny from episode 148: The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Suit
The hilarious description of Easter as discussed in a beginner’s French class and translated by David Sedaris. This is my favourite story by David Sedaris from all his CDs and it’s even better when performed live in San Fransisco.
#2 Accidental Deception from episode 173: Three Kinds of Deception
David as perceived by American tourists on a subway.
#3 In The Youth In Asia from episode 154: In Dog We Trust
The hard life of being a pet in the Sedaris family.
#4 Graveyard Shift from episode 319: And the Call Was Coming from the Basement
Stories from the morgue…
#5 Conservation Of Energy And Matter from episode 214: Family Physics
The wonders of the stadium pal and urinating in public.
#6 Don’t They Know It’s Christmas After All from episode 201: Them
David Sedaris describes what the Dutch do at Christmas.
#7 Repeat After Me from episode 277: Apology
David talks about his sister Lisa and her parrot.
#8 The Family That Reads Together from episode 137: The Book That Changed Your Life
The Sedaris children discover a poorly written dirty book.
#9 Act one from episode 23: Drama Bug
David Sedaris describes how he annoyed his family with ye old English
#10 Papa Was Not A Rolling Stone from episode 104: Music Lessons
David is forced to take guitar lessons to live the dream of his father.