3 Things: Hot Tamale Louie, Richie Moriarty, and South Pole Rescue / by Chris Duffy

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 Live shows

Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at The Davis Square Theatre. You're the Expert records live with Saturday Night Live's Sasheer Zamata, writer/actor Obehi Janice, and Ken Reid (TV Guidance Counselor). Link

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m at The Annoyance Theatre. I'm hosting The Sensible Show and the lineup is insane. Roy Wood, Jr. from The Daily Show, Jo Firestone, Alingon Mitra, Michelle Buteau, and Emma Willmann are all going to be performing.  Link 

You can also find my full up-to-date show schedule online here.

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Hot Tamale Louie was a local legend in Sheridan, Wyoming. "He had been selling tamales in Sheridan since Buffalo Bill rode in the town parade, sold them when President Taft came to visit, was still selling them when the Russians sent Sputnik into space and the British sent the Beatles to America." Then, one day, Hot Tamale Louie was killed. Kathryn Schulz tells the incredible story of the life and death of Zarif Khan (a.k.a. Hot Tamale Louie).Citizen Khan

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Richie Moriarty is one of the very best improvisers and actors I know. He had me crying tears of laughter in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and I'm blown away every time I see him perform live. But I think this may be his best work yet. Richie sings the opening number to Hamilton while nailing 14 different celebrity impressions. I can't decide whether my favorite is Christopher Walken or his mom. (There's a phrase I never expected to say.) Hamilton Impressions


1 Interesting Thing:

As you read this, two small planes are flying through pitch darkness and freezing cold in a rescue mission to the South Pole. About 50 people spend each winter at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station each year. But once Antarctic winter sets in, the sun doesn't rise, temperatures hover around minus-76 degrees Fahrenheit, and everyone there is stuck. According to a former resident, it's a place "that's harder to get to than the International Space Station... we know we're on our own." Despite that, two heroic pilots in in tiny, winter-proof bush planes are on their way to try and provide an emergency medical evacuation. Read all about it in this incredible Washington Post article by Sarah Kaplan: A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole.

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Have a great weekend,