My Dutch Television Debut… With David Sedaris

In a curious quirk of fate, I happened to hear and get tickets to a filming of a Dutch television show called College Tour.  It’s quite a fun program where they get a bunch of college students together to ask a famous person (Desmond Tutu to Susan Sarandon to the guy who kidnapped the heir to the Heinekin fortune) pretty much anything under the sun… and the show I got tickets to involved the American comedian David Sedaris!

Edit: embedding does not seem to work well with the Dutch news site, so the link to the video is here.

Naturally I had to ask a question if I was already sitting there, and you can see it at around 19:50 in the show itself.  Note that this is a Dutch television show that airs on Friday nights so while my part is ok the entire show not exactly safe for work- for example, at one point they have him read from 50 Shades of Grey

All told my Dutch television debut was also interesting just because it was also a simple introduction to the world of TV editing- my question went as far as the segue into American politics and that part came afterwards, yet I’m still mysteriously shown as standing and nodding the whole time!  So that was interesting in itself, but all in all quite an enjoyable experience and I don’t think I embarrassed myself too badly on Dutch national television debut.

7 responses to “My Dutch Television Debut… With David Sedaris

  1. David Sedaris is a funny man.

    • Totally! I confess I didn’t know much about him before I went (except the occasional NPR thing) but am glad I went. He was a bit Woody Allen-esque. 🙂

  2. I still have no idea what grits are :p Great TV debut 🙂

  3. I’d say you came across much better than David Whatisname, who for me was sleep making in the extreme. By the time he got to the point I certainly would not have been standing! Well done you!

  4. Very cool. Love David Sedaris’ work, makes me laugh aloud!

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