3 Things: Doogie Horner, Fake Science, and 9 Arrows / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends,

If you're new to these emails, welcome! Every Saturday, I send out a short email with three great things. If you feel like you haven't gotten these emails in a while, try checking to make sure this email is a trusted address so they aren't getting filtered to spam. For live shows, I've got a bunch featured below and a complete list on my website. Feel free to spread the word about these emails! Anyone can sign up for the mailing list online and/or check out the archive with all past emails here.


Monday, November 9, I'm hosting an event for Boston Children's Hospital's Global Pediatric Innovation Summit. It's sold out, but there's a waitlist here, if you're interested.

Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., spoken word poet Sarah Kay is recording a live audiobook. She's amazing and one of my favorite people to watch perform. I'm very excited to be opening for her at both shows. Details/tickets here

Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. I'll be telling jokes at Wesleyan University with Aparna Nancherla. Free!

You can also see my full schedule up on the website now.

Ok, on to this week's list!

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Doogie Horner is a standup comic, illustrator, and writer. We were on a show together this week and he made me laugh so hard that I decided to stalk his website. It was a good decision. All his projects are hilarious, but a personal favorite is this flow-chart where Doogie helps you figure out how you would explain the Internet to Oliver, a street urchin from 1835. It's amazing, even if many possible paths end in your murder by a gang of dancing chimney sweeps. Explain the Internet to a 19th Century British Street Urchin.

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

The Fake Science Tumblr is a simple idea done very, very well. Here are preposterous "facts" overly nicely designed illustrations. The magic is that they're all such well-written jokes that I end up laughing even when I try not to. Here's one about Fall: "Why do leaves change color? Summer heat bakes each leaf, cooking out the green chlorophyll. When the leaves are brown, they fall to the ground and are ready to eat." Or here's a quote from Gregor Mendel: "Am I the father of modern genetics? All I know is that before me, a lot of people accidentally crossbred with tomatoes." Explore them all here: Fake Science

1 Interesting Thing:

One of my oldest friends, Jon Grau, just launched a new app, called 9 Arrows. It's a fun way to set up your friends (or be set up by them). To put this in musical theater terms, this is finally your chance to play Yente from Fiddler on the Roof. All your single friends sing "Find me a find! Catch me a catch!" and with just a few taps of your fingers, you set them up with the love of their lives. I'm already addicted. Check it out here: 9 Arrows

Ok, thanks for reading! More details on shows and my full schedule online atwww.chrisduffycomedy.com/calendar/

Have a great weekend,