3 Things: James Veitch, Julia Phillips, and Coin Drop / by Chris Duffy

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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 Ted Alexandro (Letterman), Jo Firestone (Comedy Central), Ryan Hamilton (Conan), and Anna Drezen (Reductress). Link

Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. You Get A Spoon! is back with performances from actor/writer Dylan Marron (Every Single Word), playwright/musician Ivan Anderson, and lots of wonderful prizes for the audience. Plus, as always, your chance to take home the world's greatest mixing spoon. Link

Thursday, April 7  I'm giving a talk at Vassar about producing a live radio show and comedy. If you're a student and you want to come, email me!

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. The tapings are in the planetarium, which I'm so excited about, and our panelists are the hilarious Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, and Maeve Higgins. Tell your friends! Link 

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 This week's list

 1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Every day, we all get obviously fake and suspicious emails. You probably just delete them without a second thought. That's what I do. That's not what James Veitch does. Instead, he responds to the scammers and takes them down an absolutely insane and hilarious rabbit hole. I could not find his webseries, Scamalot, more delightful. Plus, he's got a lovely British accent, which always helps add class to reading nonsense out loud. The code he ends up getting the scammer to use at the end of this video is pure genius. Scamalot Episode 1: Gold

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Julia Phillips put together a brilliant piece of comedy for a new series on The Awl that they call "Listicles Without Commentary." You know when you're on a website and all of a sudden an annoying box pops up that you have to exit out of to keep reading your article? Julia kept track of the snide little lines they use to try and keep you from clicking out. This is the hilarious result. Lines of Text I've Clicked to Exit Pop-Ups, Ranked from Least to Most True (h/t Brian Perry)


1 Interesting Thing:

"One of the best days of the year for finding coins on the sidewalks of New York, according to Roger Pasquier, is March 18th, right after St. Patrick's Day." This profile an elite change collector (he's picked up more than a thousand dollars over the past thirty years) is full of fascinating details about where coins are most likely to fall and how dramatically smartphones have increased the amount of money people walk past without noticing. I'm not going to quit my day job, but after hearing Pasquier's advice, I'll definitely be looking down more often than before. Coin Drop by Nicholas Thompson

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Have a great weekend,