If you're new to these emails, welcome! Every Saturday, I send out a short email with three great things. I've also got some of my upcoming shows featured below. If you know anyone who you think would enjoy this, feel free to spread the word! They can sign up here or to see the archive of past emails, click here.
I've got a couple very big shows coming up. If you're on the East Coast and you've been meaning to come out and see something, these would be the ones to go to:
NYC: Tonight at 7:30, I'm the featured monologist at The Armando Diaz Experience.
Providence: On April 4 I'm performing standup and moderating a panel at the Brown University Comedy Conference
Boston: On April 18 and 19th, two live tapings co-presented by the Cambridge Science Festival and Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival
Chapel Hill, NC: April 24, Taste Test Comedy is at the DSI Theater.
Philadelphia: Friday, May 1, You're the Expert is coming to the Franklin Institute
West Coast, I'll be out your way in the Fall (if not sooner!). Bay Area people, mark Friday, October 23 on your calendars! More details coming soon.
Ok, on to this week's list!
1 Thing I Think Is Great:
This BBC "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" is shockingly well-made and exciting considering it's literally just facts about how deep different holes are. But I have wasted hours on here this week. I learned that a man in London once burrowed 8 meters under his own house over a 40-year period. I learned that if you dive to 60 meters, it's equivalent to drinking six martinis, and I learned that the deepest hotel room is in a silver mine in Sweden. Now I just need to look up meter conversions... Try it for yourself: Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:
This tech startup job posting generator by Liz Fosslien is hilarious, but also pretty biting satire. I love it. Fill in a couple blanks and out pops a custom-made tech company desperately looking for recruits. It's one of my all-time favorite Madlibs. Join Us
1 Interesting Thing:
Jason Everman was kicked out of Nirvana just before they became superstars. His rebound was to join Soundgarden. And he got kicked out again. So what did he do next? How do you deal with just barely missing out on your big break not once, but twice? Everman joined the Army and became one of the most highly decorated and respected Special Forces members alive. The story of Jason Everman's journey from punk rock to fighting the Taliban and beyond isn't new (this article came out in 2013) but I had never heard it before and it's amazing. I truly can't believe there's not already a biopic about this. The Rock 'n' Roll Casualty Who Became A War Hero (h/t Nate Lopez for sending this my way)
Ok, thanks for reading! More details on shows and my full schedule online atwww.chrisduffycomedy.com/calendar/
Have a great weekend,