3 Things: Anna Drezen, Eli Grober, and Steve Macone / by Chris Duffy

Hi friends,

It's Saturday! Every week, I send out an email with one thing I think is great, one thing that made me laugh, and one thing I found interesting. Feel free to spread the word and share these emails with friends. If you're checking this out for the first time, you can sign up to get these emails here.

 Live shows

Saturday, September 17 at 4:30 p.m. at The Bell House. TODAY! You're the Expert is live at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival with The Daily Show's Roy Wood, Jr., Jo Firestone, Hari Kondabolu, a mystery scientist, and a mime acting out important moments in scientific history. Link

Saturday, September 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Hudson River Park. I'm the MC for SUBMERGE! a free day-long marine science festival. I'll be interviewing a whale scientist, the head of NOAA, and many more cool people. Last year, the SUBMERGE festival was cancelled because of flooding. That will never stop making me laugh. Link

Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at The Museum of Science.  I'm back in Boston with a special You're the Expert taping that's followed by an aftershow with drinks, desserts, and standup. Tickets are already almost sold out, so don't delay on this one. Link

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

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Anna Drezen got hired this week as a writer on Saturday Night Live. They could not made a better pick. Anna is one of my all-time favorites. She used to be a concierge at a Times Square hotel and wrote a book/blog called How May We Hate You? about the outrageous and hilarious things guests would say to her. She's also one of the editors of Reductress, which is basically if The Onion were a fake women's magazine like Cosmopolitan, instead of a fake newspaper. Anna's headlines for them are perfect. "How To Let Any Guy Ruin Your 20s", "How Many Retreats Can I Attend Before I'm Just In Hiding?", and "8 Sex Moves To Drive Him Permanently Insane." Check out all of Anna's articles here or at her website.

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Eli Grober's piece in the New Yorker has had me laughing for several weeks now. It's such a funny premise and it's executed perfectly. He thinks he's going on a blind date but he's actually getting kidnapped and forced to be a contestant on The Bachelorette. I don't want to ruin anything by saying more than that. "The Bachelorette" Happened to Me by Eli Grober

1 Interesting Thing:

Steve Macone's essay about hunting for fossils and helping his friend discover a new dinosaur was just selected as one of the Best American Essays of 2016. Steve writes beautiful prose but he also makes himself vulnerable in a way that's very compelling and relatable. He's also one of the nicest and hardest working people I know. On Taphonomy: Digging For Dinosaurs in My Twenties 

Ok, thanks for reading this! Feel free to find more details on shows and my full schedule online at www.chrisduffycomedy.com/calendar/

Have a great weekend,