3 Things: No Such Thing, Friends Who Folk, and Mister Softee / by Chris Duffy

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 Live shows

Tune in to WBUR 90.9 FM or listen online to a star-studded episode ofYou're the Expert featuring Kristen Schaal, James Adomian, and Eugene Mirman. Our expert is Natalie Reeder, the official wildlife biologist at SFO airport. This episode airs tonight at 6 p.m. and then again on Monday at 9 p.m. Link

Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at The Davis Square Theatre. You're the Expert records live with Sasheer Zamata, Obehi Janice, and Ken Reid. Link

Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m at The Annoyance Theatre. Last week at The Sensible Show, Broad City's Ilana Glazer and Myq Kaplan both dropped in. Who knows who'll show up this week? Actually, it'll definitely be Seaton Smith, Nate Fernald, Carmen Lynch, and Andrew Mayer. But maybe more too!  Link 

I'm working on confirming a bunch more dates in NYC and San Francisco for later this summer. I'll post those soon
 and, as always, you can find my full up-to-date show schedule online here.

 This week's list

NOTE: 3 Things will not be sent next Saturday. It's my wedding, so I'm going to focus on that instead. I'll be back on 6/18!

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

No Such Thing As The News is a new television show where four delightful British people "present their favourite facts related to the previous week's news." If you know the show QI, these are the four researchers who make it happen. They are all adorable and hilarious. I cannot imagine what could be better than ridiculous true news stories read by witty Brits with fantastic accents. No Such Thing As The News - Episode 1

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley are the rare duo who are gifted at both music and comedy. They perform as Friends Who Folk, and they just put out a very funny music video on The New Yorker's website. It's a self-congratulatory ode to themselves for sharing political opinions on Facebook. Friends Who Folk: Click If You're Politically Aware


1 Interesting Thing:

My dad once spent a summer in Michigan driving an ice cream truck to help pay for college. Every time he picked up more ice cream, the company had a new name and the ice cream was at a different warehouse. He couldn't figure out what was going on until he was back in school and realized everyone else had been selling drugs out of the trucks and he was the only guy actually selling ice cream.

I always thought that was a crazy story until I read this New York Times article about the turf war between Mister Softee trucks and New York Ice Cream trucks. One of the quotes is literally "Let me tell you about this business. Every truck has a bat inside." It turns out that you might be safer selling drugs than popsicles in Manhattan. All I want to talk about now is ice cream truck wars. A Renegade Muscles In on Mister Softee's Turf

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

Have a great weekend,