3 Things: Stephen Colbert, Jeff Wysaski, and Tig Notaro / by Chris Duffy

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A new episode of You're the Expert is out on the podcast! Featuring Sasheer Zamata fromSNL, Ken Reid, Obehi Janice and Dr. Alexandra Rosati, a Harvard scientist who studies how primates make decisions. Link


Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m at The Magnet Theater. Tonight! A group of the best improvisers in NYC will use my stories as a basis for scenes. This is one of my very favorite shows to do. Link 

Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m at Under St Marks. You Get A Spoon! is back with jokes from Ashley Brooke Roberts, poems from Tala Rahmeh, and music from Kayla Ringelheim. We'll hear their work and then give away prizes they love. As always, you have the chance to win the world's greatest mixing spoon. Don't miss out. Link

Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m at The Annoyance Theater. The Sensible Show is great standup comedy at a very reasonable hour. This week, I'm hosting with Evan Kaufman and we've got Josh Sharp, Rae Sanni, Willie Zabar, and Ashley Brooke Roberts on the lineup. Plus, you never know who might show up! Ilana Glazer dropped in last week. Link

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

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

The few times I've seen a TV show live, the best part has always been before the taping even starts when the host comes out to take questions. Both Jon Stewart and John Oliver were astonishingly funny. But this story from Stephen Colbert is on another level. I'm so glad they caught it on tape. Colbert talking about his wife is the loveliest, nerdiest thing out there. Colbert knows how to tell a great story. Plus, he's so genuinely and clearly in love. Evie Colbert is a lucky lady. Watch Stephen Colbert fondly recall the moment he knew his wife was The One.

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Jeff Wysaski has made a name for himself by introducing absurdity in the most unexpected places. He creates very believable looking signs, but then when you read them, the information is insane. Everything he does is hilarious, but his recent trip to the zoo is his best work ever. I left some fake animal facts at the Los Angeles Zoo.


1 Interesting Thing:

I just finished Tig Notaro's book, I'm Just A Person. Tig is an incredible comedian but her book is more than just funny. It's an open and vulnerable look at how the worst time in her life (being diagnosed with cancer after her mother's death) led to the biggest success of her career. Tig's able to write in a way that feels like you're talking to her and it's the best conversation of your life. There are some great comedic moments like when Sarah Silverman shows up before Tig's double masectomy and goes "Oh my god! Am I too late? Did they do it already?" But there's also quite a lot of the book where Tig talks about the good and bad sides of family and show business. Tig's life hasn't been neat and tidy, but that's what makes her relatable. I'd definitely recommend giving it a read. Tig Notaro: I'm Just A Person (h/t Mollie)

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Have a great weekend,