You Get A Spoon! / by Chris Duffy

Last night was the first installment of You Get A Spoon!my new variety show and Oprah-style prize giveaway. We had a great audience at Under St Marks and the show will be there every Third Sunday through the end of the summer. If you're in NYC, you can get tickets here.

Alexandra Schwartz (  The New Yorker  ) reading from her fantastic piece about ASMR videos

Alexandra Schwartz (The New Yorker) reading from her fantastic piece about ASMR videos

The concept for You Get A Spoon! is that three performers share their work then enthusiastically endorse an object and give it away to the audience, Oprah-style. Here's what everyone recommended last night:

Maeve Higgins, author and comedian
1) The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
2) Call Your Girlfriend, “a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere”
3) Cheap black eyeliner

Alexandra Schwartz, writer and book critic at The New Yorker
1) The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
2) Blue Hill Bay Herring in Wine Sauce
3) Extra Large Paper Flowers from PanAmerican Phoenix

Brendan Pelsue, playwright, and Natasha Haverty, radio producer 
1) Just Kids by Patti Smith
2) Rosemary & Thyme, a British television series
3) MAESRI brand curry paste