McTavish: David Sedaris at Midland…ha-ha-huh?

As cult-of-personality get-togethers go, the one spearheaded by hip humor writer David Sedaris on Wednesday night at the Midland by AMC was a sedate affair
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8 Responses to McTavish: David Sedaris at Midland…ha-ha-huh?

  1. Anonymous says:

    McTavish thinks that people only go to see Sedaris so they can validate their intellect?


    I didn’t get to attend this concert/reading/lecture, but like most Sedaris fans, I ACTUALLY DO think he’s funny and insightful and hearing him read his stories makes it even more enjoyable. Yes, it is much like a book on tape – but so what? People go to listen to authors read their books in person all the time.

    It’s obvious that McTavish is not familiar with Sedaris’ work. David Sedaris is an author and a storyteller – NOT a stage entertainer. He doesn’t do stand-up or improv comedy, so it’s strange to think that McTavish would be under the impression that Sedaris would memorize his material. My guess is that everyone who paid to see the show knew that (except for Brian McTavish, who probably did NOT pay).

    Seems to me that McTavish is the one who is trying to validate his own intellect.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Validating your intellect at a Sedaris presentation? I thought that’s why people lived in Johnson County. Who knew?

  3. Anonymous says:

    That’s funny coming from a guy who tries to validate his own intellect by calling himself “Smartman”.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey CLM it’s a review and it’s what Brian thought of it. He writes reviews-you don’t.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hey mermaid – I know it’s a review, and I have responded with my own opinion of his review. it’s one thing to do a review – it’s another to have absolutely NO IDEA about what it is you are actually reviewing. If you have a job where you are paid to give reviews, it would be a good idea to actually do some work to inform your review.

    McTavish seemed to be under the impression he was reviewing a stand-up comic instead of a man who reads from his own books for a living. And, because he was unfamiliar with the fact that this is ALWAYS what Sedaris does, he decided to categorize people who pay to see the show as snooty people who were just there to look smart, instead of an audience of fans who truly enjoy his humorous and thoughtful stories.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey CLM sounds like a personal problem to me or you’re jealous of McTavish.

  7. Anonymous says:

    mermaid – think whatever you would like.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Based on my own experiences and her interaction with Glazer. Mermaid has issues.

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