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.
Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hudson River Park. Today, I'm emceeing SUBMERGE! a free outdoor marine science festival. I'll be on a stage down by the river interviewing a whale scientist, the head of NOAA, and telling some jokes. Link
Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at Carolines. I'm on Comedy Central's Comics to Watch showcase. Come watch me! Link
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at The Museum of Science. This is a special You're the Expert taping plus an afterparty with drinks, desserts, and standup. Very few tickets left for 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:
Donald Glover's Atlanta is one of the best TV shows I've seen. It manages to tell stories that couldn't be further from my life with characters that feel totally relatable. The episodes feel both realistic and strangely surreal. I don't think there's anything else quite like it on television. Donald Glover is a genius. Atlanta
(This is a very interesting article about how shows like Atlanta get made and why so many of them are on FX right now: How FX became TV's best, most reliable network)
1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:
Fred Armisen and Ana Fabrega are heading to the Met. But their plans for a museum day get derailed when they can't find each other outside. That's pretty much the entire premise of this sketch.
Ana is one of the most interesting comedians I know. I've seen her perform standup as a lonely Inuit and an Instagram celebrity. I love watching her short films, and she creates new live shows faster than I can keep track. Ana's someone with a very clear voice and perspective. So is Fred Armisen, so it's a joy to watch them together. Fred Armisen and Ana Fabrega in Meet Me at the Met
1 Interesting Thing:
"My favorite client lived in the West Village. His office was covered in Broadway Playbills, tacked to the wall and strung across the mantle like holiday greeting cards. When I dusted his bookshelves, I found that his books weren't real: they came away in discrete sections, hollow volumes fused together at the spine."
Lizzie Feidelson's essay in n+1 about her days as a high-end maid is fascinating. I would read a whole book just about the different lives Lizzie has seen inside New York City apartments. The Clean
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,