3 Things: Cake, David Letterman, and Joe Wong / 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.


Sunday (5/24), I'm doing Taste Test Comedy in Cambridge, MA with Dutch waffle cookies from Rip van Wafels, tea from Runa, and food-based jokes from me and a bunch of Boston friends. It's at ImprovBoston at 9 p.m. Tickets/details here

Tickets are on sale now for You're the Expert in:
Boston on May 31
NYC on June 4 
Washington, D.C. on June 17 

Ok, on to this week's list!


1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Here's a video of a spinning cake. I don't really know else how to describe this. It's pretty much just a video of a spinning cake. But it's the most amazing spinning cake you've ever seen. I am now totally hypnotized (and also very hungry). The Caketrope

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

David Letterman's biggest surprise on his final episode was that it was actually hilarious. He certainly could have been forgiven for making the show a tribute or getting sentimental, but the guy went out cracking jokes and getting big laughs. My favorite segment was a compilation of Letterman talking to kids over the years. It's laugh out loud funny and showcases the spontaneous genius that made Letterman a star. The Best of David Letterman and Kids

1 Interesting Thing:

A couple months back, I sent out an article about Joe Wong's rise as a standup comedian in China. Here's an update on his progress in the NYT Magazine. This is such a cool look at how Joe is pioneering a new art form in China, but it also includes some really fascinating context for how humor does (or does not) transcend culture. For example, "A Japanese interpreter once translated a joke that Jimmy Carter delivered during a lecture as: 'President Carter told a funny story. Everyone must laugh.'" Next time you see me perform, don't be surprised if you get the same instructions. Can China Take a Joke?

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

Have a great weekend,