Lena Dunham and David Sedaris team up for Carnegie Hall gig

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham and comedian David Sedaris will appear together at Carnegie Hall in November.
“Girls” creator Lena Dunham and comedian David Sedaris will appear together at Carnegie Hall in November.

Fan favorites and famous neurotics David Sedaris and Lena Dunham are joining forces at Carnegie Hall for a one-night special, “Alone Together at Last,” on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.

The two humorists will be on stage together to read and engage in what will undoubtedly be side-splittingly hilarious conversation. Both writers have contributed essays to the New Yorker.

Sedaris just published his first nonfiction book in more than five years, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls,” in April, which debuted at the top of the New York Times best-sellers list. For the show, he will read from his cutting, insightful and witty works.

Sedaris got his start when he happened to meet Ira Glass at a bar, and was quickly thrown onto “This American Life” to read his smart and wacky essays on both the mundane and outrageous things that have happened in his life. He has since published several best-selling essay collections and received a Grammy nomination.

Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham is the highly acclaimed executive producer, writer and director for “Girls,” the wildly popular show on HBO that has captured the hearts and minds of the millennial generation. “Girls” takes viewers into the unglamorous world of overeducated, underpaid 20-somethings living in Brooklyn, dealing with self-doubt at every corner.

The series has been praised for its self-aware sense of humor, and Dunham has become a rising star in the world of entertainment. She has also been lauded for her film “Tiny Furniture,” and she is publishing a collection of essays to be titled “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned,” to be published in 2014.

Tickets for “Alone Together at Last” are available for presale right now with an exclusive code for Metro readers: MET18041. Order now, before the offer ends on Thursday. For more information on getting tickets, follow these instructions: http://www.metro.us/newyork/events/alone-together-at-last-lena-dunham-and-david-sedaris/


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

PHOTOS: Who is Alix Tichelman?

Who is Alix Tichelman, the high end call girl who allegedly murdered a Google executive?

National

Washington state approves first producer of pot edibles

  A Seattle-based company that makes marijuana-infused drinks and candies has become the first business in Washington approved to make edible pot products for the…

National

Florida cat owners call 911 after Russian blue…

By Barbara ListonORLANDO Florida (Reuters) - Kush the cat was quarantined in central Florida after her owner called 911 over the weekend for help, saying…

Local

Times Square costumed characters under scrutiny

Costumed characters in Times Square are under scrutiny after a string of incidents involving Elmo, Woody, Mario and Spider-Man.

Going Out

What to do this week in NYC: July…

Le Fooding Beach Club Presents: San Pellegrino Fruitstock at the Rockaways Friday-Sunday, Noon; $40 Beach 97 97-01 Shorefront Pkwy., Rockaway Beach Picnic on the beach…

Going Out

Where to eat on Bastille Day in NYC

We had ours on the Fourth of July, now it’s time for France’s equivalent on July 14. Go out and show your solidarity with the…

Books

What to eat while you read

A smudge of chocolate on a page never hurt anyone.

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, July 9: 'The Bridge,'…

See Diane Kruger solve some mysteries in the second season premiere of "The Bridge."

World Cup

Argentina prevails in penalties, advances to final

The drama never seems to subside as the World Cup finally has its final two.

MLB

A Joffrey Ballet dancer threw the most beautiful…

http://youtu.be/Hg61JOZJrYM?t=29s While asked to throw a first pitch at a baseball game can be a treacherous and/or embarrassing experience (see Cent, 50), sometimes everything can…

World Cup

World Cup semifinals preview: Holland vs. Argentina

The second semifinal pits another South American soccer power against a European one.

MLB

MLB power rankings: Athletics cement spot on top,…

The Athletics cement spot on top of our MLB power rankings with a huge trade, while L.A. teams follow.

Travel

Amsterdam is known for sex and drugs, but…

Amsterdam is arguably best known for its red light district and cannabis coffee shops, but the city on the banks of the Amstel River is…

Wellbeing

What eye symptoms need emergency attention?

Many people experience temporary eye-related problems such as pink eye (conjunctivitis) from a cold virus or a scratched cornea resulting from an object coming into…

Wellbeing

Sugar isn't making anyone's life more sweet

Not so sweet. Anne Alexander, author of “The Sugar Smart Diet,” tells us where sugar is hiding and how it’s making us sick. Bet that…

Wellbeing

This will take more years off your life…

  Obesity can cut life short by causing strokes and other illnesses, but a new study quantifies the toll: The most extreme cases cut a…