3 Things: Animal Courtship, Ashley Brooke Roberts, and Story Collider / by Chris Duffy

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 Live shows

Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.  I'm performing with Evan Barden as part of ImprovBoston's Harold Night. We're going to be doing highlights from our show, An Hour Abroad. Link

Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m You're the Expert is taping live at the Brattle Theater with Aparna Nancherla, Josh Sharp, and Bobby Smithney. Link

Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. I'm hosting two live You're the Expert tapings at the Philadelphia Science Festival with Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, and Maeve Higgins! Link 

You can always find my most up-to-date show schedule online here.

 This week's list

 1 Thing I Think Is Great:

This video of human dancers performing animal courtships is just wonderful. I think the flamingos are my favorite but the crabs are also amazing. It's part of what has to be one of the most bizarrely beautiful and in-depth advertising campaigns of all time. Congratulations to the Japanese ad execs who greenlit this. Act of Love 

(There's also this accompanying website which has a really great soundtrack and animations and tons of great animal facts.)


1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Ashley Brooke Roberts is one of my favorite comedians to watch perform in NYC right now. She's so funny and smart and she instantly charms the audience when she gets onstage. She's also very motivated, as she demonstrates in this hilarious guide on how to set goals. (If you were wondering why this week's email arrived in the evening instead of first thing in the morning, it's because I followed Ashley's advice a little too closely). How to Set Goals by Ashley Brooke Roberts


1 Interesting Thing:

The Story Collider is a great podcast that features true stories about science. For their latest episode, they asked me to learn about the latest research in neuroscience on what makes people laugh and try to apply the findings to improve my standup act. Then they broadcast a story about the disastrous results. You can listen here: A Comedian Walks Into Some Neuroscience

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

Have a great weekend,