Best-selling author, humorist, and contributor to This American Life and the New Yorker, Sedaris regularly adds real personality to strange-but-true semiautobiographical recollections, making hysterical observations seem like nothing that could ever happen to anyone half resembling human. And quite frankly, so bizarre in some cases that we wish they had happened to us. Watch Sedaris turn his works of writing genius into comic monologues, retelling some of his hits, including passages from his latest novel, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, at 8 p.m. Friday at the Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale). A stretch from his familiar works like Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, the books outrageously funny fables feature animals with unmistakenly human character traits. Tickets cost $42 to $57, plus fees. Call 954-462-0222, or visit parkerplayhouse.com.
Fri., April 8, 8 p.m., 2011