3 Things: Fun Home, Kim Kardashian on WWDTM, and Copypainters / 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.


I'm currently sitting on the train to Boston, enjoying a welcome break from my typical experiences on the BoltBus. Tonight, I'm hosting FeastMass, a community dinner party and show where artists/community groups propose new projects. I've been going for years and it's always amazing and inspiring (plus the food is really really good). There may still be a few spaces available! Check online here

Tomorrow (Sunday), I'm back in NYC to host and give away audience prizes at YOU GET A SPOON! featuring work/prizes from Gideon Irving, Bianca Giaever, and Mark Doss. Guaranteed to be the most positive way to spend a Sunday night in Manhattan. Tickets here

No matter where you live, today at 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 9 p.m. WBUR will be airing the "Forensic Archaeology" episode of You're the Expert. Tune in at 90.9 FM or stream the show live on WBUR's website. If you really want to be a superstar, fill out this online surveyand tell WBUR you love the show!

Ok, on to this week's list!

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

I didn't expect that one of my favorite live performances of the year was going to be a musical about a butch lesbian growing up in a Pennsylvania funeral home. But there you go. For my mom's birthday, Mollie and I took her to FUN HOME on Broadway. If you're not familiar, it's a musical based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. I can't say that I really knew anything about Bechdel or the show before we went (other than that she invented the Bechdel Test). I was blown away by how good it was. It's an amazing experience and also a great example of how important it is to get new diverse voices in the arts. I'd never seen anything like it before. The great part about FUN HOME is that even if you can't make it to the show live on Broadway, you can read the novel.  Here's a video about FUN HOME's Journey to Broadway.

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Kim Kardashian was a guest on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me this week and NPR fans lost their minds. Reading the hilarious rage that filled people when they learned Kardashian was going to be on the show, I could not stop laughing. Also, to be honest, I thought she was kind of great. She was funny and self-deprecating. I really enjoyed her segment. For me, the weirdest part of the show was that it wasn't Peter Sagal's voice as the host... Kim Kardashian Appears on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, NPR Fans Go Postal

1 Interesting Thing:

Dafen, China is known for its master artists. A village of painters who are incredibly skilled at classical techniques using oil paints. But rather than work on their own art, these men painstakingly recreate famous works and then sell the copies. Makeshift Magazineproduced this fascinating short video on the artists and their community. China's Copypainting Village

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

Have a great weekend,