A great comedian makes you laugh. It is said a great humorist must make you laugh at important topics. Best-selling author, former Macy’s elf and humorist David Sedaris shares his writings and recollections on many topics, including quirky jobs he’s worked including house painter and apple picker. That job at Macy’s helped delivered the material for his comic debut reading “SantaLand Diaries” on NPR. Sedaris shares stories including those from his 2013 book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $48-$62.50, 442-2929, www.artistseriesjax.org.