3 Things: Will Guzzardi, Bachelor Parties, and Colbert-Biden / 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. If you feel like you haven't gotten these emails in a while, try checking to make sure this email is a trusted address so they aren't getting filtered to spam. For live shows, I've got a bunch featured below and a complete list on my website. Feel free to spread the word about these emails! Anyone can sign up for the mailing list online and/or check out the archive with all past emails here.


NYC: Next Saturday (9/19) at 4:30 p.m, You're the Expert is at The Bell House with Jo Firestone and 30 Rock's Scott Adsit. Details/tickets here Then, on Sunday (9/20), You Get A Spoon! is back at Under St Marks with a reading by Alexandra Schwartz (The New Yorker), music from Nora Fox and Ethan Philbrick, and so many audience prizes. Get tickets here!

San Francisco: The Bay Area Science Festival just announced our You're the Expert taping on Friday, October 23 at the Castro Theatre! At 1400 seats, this will be our biggest show ever. I'd love to have you there. Details/tickets here

DC: Wednesday's Taste Test Comedy is officially sold out, but I'll be back onThursday, October 8. Mark your calendars!

Harrisonburg, VA: This Thursday (9/17), I'm hosting a FREE You're the Expert show at the Court Square Theater. Come see me, Maeve Higgins, Anna Drezen, Nick Vatterott, and a professor from James Madison University. Details on the free show here. 

Boston: Sunday 9/27 You're the Expert in Boston featuring Jo Firestone, Josh Sharp, and more. Later that same night, stand up and free snacks at Taste Test Comedy.Details here!

You can see my full schedule for September up on the website now.

Ok, on to this week's list!

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Will Guzzardi is a young, rising political star in Illinois. He's smart, honest, and unafraid to say what's right. Predictably, that has made many career politicians very angry at him. Will ran for state representative as a complete unknown against one of the most powerful political families in Chicago. The fact that he actually won shocked just about everyone, Will included. Maybe it's because Will is one of my best friends from college, but even the trailer from a new documentary that's being made about him brought tears to my eyes. I could not be prouder to say that I know him. Politics can be incredibly dispiriting, but Will gives me faith and reminds me that ultimately, caring about and holding our local representatives accountable can make a bigger impact than any one presidential race. The 39th: One Community Against Chicago's Political Machine


1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

"Tired of the same old bachelor-party experience, with strippers, binge drinking, and blackjack? Want something unique for your best friend? Are you rich? Then surprise him with a specialized Bachelor Party Package from Boutique Bachelor!" Ben Bernstein's humor piece in the New Yorker is so funny and clever and wonderful. I didn't think that I would ever want a bachelor party, but after reading this, I'm convinced. I'm leaning towards "The Neurotic" but "The Public Defender" also sounds pretty good. Boutique Bachelor Parties


1 Interesting Thing:

Stephen Colbert took over the Late Show this week and what was quickly the most striking and interesting change that he brought to late night was his willingness to be serious. It's hard to think of any other comedian who could have had this frank emotional conversation with Vice President Biden. I found it surprising, enlightening, and very moving, which are not words I thought I'd use about a late night talk show in 2015. If you haven't already seen it, watch it for yourself, because it's pretty remarkable. Vice President Joe Biden Interview

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

Have a great weekend,