3 Things: Sir Mix-A-Lot, John Mulaney, and Davey Alba / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends,

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Monday, January 18 at 9 p.m. It's the LA debut of You're the Expert. Our guest is a marine biologist who studies octopus defense strategies. On the panel we've got Scott Adsit from 30 Rock, Emily Maya Mills from Parks and Rec, and a surprise guest. Spread the word! Link

Thursday, January 21 at 8 p.m. You Get A Spoon returns to the Bay. A variety show full of prizes and enthusiastic endorsements. Featuring standup from me, music from Dan Manian, poetry by Austen Rosenfeld, stories by Dhaya Lakshiminarayanan, and a reading by author Caille Millner.  Link

Saturday, January 23 at 1 p.m. You're the Expert returns for year 3 at SF Sketchfest. Panelists James Adomian, Eugene Mirman, and Kristin Schaal will be interviewing SFO Airport's resident wildlife biologist about how she stops geese from getting sucked into planes. (And other things too). Link

Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. You're the Expert is at The Modern Theater at Suffolk University with Maeve Higgins and the guys from Comedy Central's Good Cop, Great Cop (Charlie Hankin and Matt Porter).. Link

Friday, January 29 - Saturday, January 30 (2 shows each night). I'll be performing at the new and wonderful Vermont Comedy Club. Link

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

Ok, on to this week's list!

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

It's only January, but the Seattle Times already broke the story of the year. Law student Jonathan Nichols went to a Verizon store to get a local phone number for his job interviews. Somehow, he ended up with Sir Mix-A-Lot's old phone number and all the texts and calls that go with it. Nichols seems like a very genuinely nice person, which makes his attempts to deal with the insane incoming messages all the more hilarious. For his part, Sir Mix-A-Lot gave only the most cryptic advice when a reporter got in touch with him about the mixup: "Don't answer any texts by saying 'Yes,' because people take 'Yes' differently with me." Read the whole story here: This Guy Got Sir Mix-A-Lot's Old Phone Number


1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

John Mulaney's new Netflix standup special, "The Comeback Kid," is fantastic. Mulaney is one of the absolute best standups performing today. If you get a chance to see him perform live, don't miss it. In the meantime, take a moment to enjoy his story about buying a house with his wife and how much he loved their real estate agent. I've watched it more than a dozen times and I still can't stop laughing. John Mulaney - Real Estate

1 Interesting Thing:

Davey Alba wrote this surprising piece for Wired about a company that I'd never heard of before, Shorewood Liquidators, but is apparently a huge business. I'd always assumed that if you get something online, don't like it, and send it back, the company just resells it. Apparently, that's not the case. "You don't know where the product went after it left your store, so you can't put it back on your shelf." Businesses like this one make their livelihood by figuring out what to do with those returned items. Inside the Hidden World That Handles Your Holiday Returns

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

Have a great weekend,