3 Things: Katie Fisher Day, Uncomfortable Art History, Colbert Catechism / 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. 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.

SHOW UPDATE:  This Tuesday, March 10, I'm doing a live show inspired by these emails. Come see "3 Great Things" live at Le Poisson Rouge. We'll have stories from Elna Baker (This American Life), jokes from Brian Frange (Fake Film Sequels), and music from Evan Altman. Tickets and more info here. 

Friends in Boston: I'm doing a You're the Expert taping and post-Pi Day spectacular onSunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Details on that here.

Ok, on to this week's list!

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

I'm a big fan of kindness and also of cookies. Here's a lovely holiday that celebrates both. On March 12, join the global movement that is Katie Fisher Day. Here's how :

"Step 1: Pick someone you love.
Step 2: Bake them cookies.
Step 3: Send those cookies.
Step 4: There is no step 4."


You can read the details and the full back story (including why Amy Poehler is on board) on their website. Katie Fisher Day

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

The mark of a truly great joke is brevity. Just a few small words that provoke an enormous involuntary reaction (re: laughter). Mallory Ortberg is a writer who consistently makes me laugh with the shortest of sentences. This hilarious piece is a great example. All Mallory does is add her own captions to some famous works of art. All I do is laugh. It's a beautiful arrangement we have. Uncomfortable Attempts at Heterosexuality in Art

1 Interesting Thing:

Everyone knows that Stephen Colbert is very funny. Not everyone realizes he's also very spiritual. I've always loved hearing him speak about his faith and how it informs both his comedy and his life. He's thoughtful and personal, while also skeptical of the kneejerk reactionism and judgement that many people associate with organized religion. So it was a real joy to find this interview about Catholicism that Colbert did with Fr. James Martin. Father Martin is quite a comedian in his own right and the author of "Between Heaven and Mirth," which I can't recommend enough, both for its humor and its insights on the role of joy in religion. Colbert Catechism: Stephen Colbert Professes His Faith to Fr. James Martin

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

Have a great weekend,