3 Things: News Magnets, Ryan Cruise, and Eric Barker / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends,

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 Live shows

Sunday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. You Get A Spoon! is at Under St Marks with performances by musician David Cieri (composer for Ken Burns' films), poet Danielle Blau (The New Yorker), and comedian Myq Kaplan (America's Got Talent), plus tons of prizes and the chance to win the world's greatest mixing spoon. Link

Monday, March 14 at 8:30 p.m. You're the Expert is at Union Hall with panelists Tracy Clayton (Buzzfeed's Another Round), Zhubin Parang (head writer for The Daily Show), and Maeve Higgins (Inside Amy Schumer). This is a crazy week of shows for me, but If you come to only one, come to thisLink

Tuesday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. I'm performing at a live recording of the Story Collider podcast at Union Hall. Link

Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Sensible Show at Williamsburg's Annoyance Theatre features the best standup comics in NYC and surprise celebrity guests. I co-host with Josh Gondelman, Emma Willmann, and Evan Kaufman. This week we've got Sasheer Zamata from SNL, Roy Wood, Jr from The Daily Show, and Myq Kaplan Link

Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 p.m. I'm performing at Stand Up NY as an audition for Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. If you want to see me and a bunch of other comics desperately try our best  jokes in the hope of being named a "Fresh Face," here's your chance. Link

Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. You're the Expert heads to the Atlanta Science Festival with comedians 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:

There's something so fun about playing around with fridge magnets and building weird phrases. It's even better in Gregor Hochmuth's latest project, Don't Play With Your News, where he took more than a million clips from NPR News broadcasts over the past six years and cut them into moveable pieces. The result is both addictive and technically impressive. I could spend hours making Laksmi Singh seamlessly say nonsense words. This game is part of a 3-part series by Hochmuth that "explores our relationship with the news & broadcast." Don't Play With Your News

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Ryan Cruise is an illustrator and comedian. She's still in college, but her work feels very professional to me. Her latest project is a cartoon where she's looking for a new roommate. Each week a new character applies for the room and Ryan looks over their application. The setup is very simple, but it's beautifully painted and the jokes always make me laugh. Roommate Wanted


1 Interesting Thing:

Money is the most stressful part about being an adult. My least favorite part of performing is having to constantly negotiate and ask for more money. But because I've had to do it so much, I've gotten better at finding ways to make budgets work and have the process not be awkward. This article, by Eric Barker, hits on everything I've learned the hard way and also gives a bunch of new suggestions that I'm eager to try out. It's from Eric's amazing weekly blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, where he uses scientific research to explain how to do a new thing each week. How To Negotiate Salary (h/t Myq Kaplan)

I don't normally do this, but one final plug: If you're in NYC, I've got a ton of really big shows this week. I'd love to see you at one of them.

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

Have a great weekend,