3 Things: Nina Katchadourian, Bill Wurtz, and Laura Miller / by Chris Duffy

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 Live shows

Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. On this week's Sensible Show, we've got standup from Josh Gondelman, Aparna Nancherla, Julio Torres, Mary Mack, and a new surprise guest. Link

Monday, March 14 at 8:30 p.m. You're the Expert is at Brooklyn's Union Hall. This is my biggest show in NYC for the next few months, so if you have been meaning to come see something, come to this. Link

Monday, February 29 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. We're doing two You're the Expert tapings at the Davis Square Theatre. 7 p.m. features Bobby Smithney, Julia Claire, and Gary Petersen. 9 p.m. is Sam Ike, Steve Macone, and Kenice Mobley. Link

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. You're the Expert heads down south to the Atlanta Science Festival. On the panel, we've got Amber Nash from Archer, Josh Sharp, and Shalewa Sharpe. Link

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

 This week's list

 1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Nina Katchadourian creates artworks on airplanes using only a camera phone and materials she can find onboard. I don't think she'd describe herself as a comedian, but her photographs make me laugh so much. She says the idea for her project comes from "optimism about the artistic potential that lurks within the mundane, and from curiosity about the productive tension between freedom and constraint." That's a lovely sentiment and also a hilarious way of explaining why she took these photos in an bathroom recreating famous paintings. They are spectacular. Lavatory Self-Portraits in the Flemish Style
(h/t Alexandra Schwartz)


1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Bill Wurtz is a genius. I don't know how else to put it. I discovered him this week and I have gone deep down the rabbit hole. He fuses video, music, and comedy in a way that I haven't really seen before and it's amazing. This video, where he covers the history of Japan from the year negative one billion to present day, is a great example. Oh wow. It's so good.History of Japan 

If you like the video, check out his insane and hilarious website: Bill Wurtz
(h/t Sunday Content


1 Interesting Thing:

I am a very big fan of talking to little kids. It's definitely the thing I miss most about being a teacher. So I loved this essay by Laura Miller about the joys of chatting with her friends' toddlers. It's from a series in NY Magazine about "the ups and downs of being a woman, uncoupled." As an man in a serious relationship, I am clearly their target demographic. I Don't Want Kids, But I Love Other People's

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

Have a great weekend,