3 Things: Bianca Giaever, Josh Sharp & Aaron Jackson, and Amish Tech / by Chris Duffy


Hi friends,

It's Saturday! Every week, I send out an email with my upcoming shows, one thing I think is great, one thing that made me laugh, and one thing I found interesting. 

 Upcoming shows

Three comedians try to guess what a leading scientist does all day and then find out why their research is important and exciting on You're the Expert.  Link

On The Payoff, Antonia Cereijido and I try to learn about money from a team of financial experts.  Link

Some standup friends and I are workshopping new material in people's living rooms across the city. The shows are already almost sold out, but there are a few spaces left if you're interested in coming! Details here

Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. at QED Astoria.  Myq Kaplan hosts a standup show and celebration of his birth. He is so funny and wonderful. Come to a very funny standup birthday party featuring Myq, me, Josh Gondelman, Baratunde Thurston, and more. Link

Thursday, October 19 at 8 p.m. at Caveat. It's month 2 of my residency at Caveat, the beautiful new theater in the LES. Come see my variety show / Oprah-style prize giveaway You Get A Spoon, featuring a presentation by Nate Sloan (Switched on Pop), music from Kayla Ringelheim, jokes from Josh Gondelman, and a reading by Andrew Marantz (The New Yorker). Link

Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. at National Geographic. Come see a live recording of You're the Expert at Tig Notaro's Bentzen Ball with Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins, and a mystery scientist. Link

Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18. I'm coming back to Spain to headline another weekend of comedy shows for Seagram's New York Hotel. Link

My full calendar with all upcoming shows is online here.

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

I am a fan of everything Bianca Giaever creates. I actually first met Bianca because I recommended her videos in this newsletter several years ago and it turned out she went to high school with my wife. (In fact, Mollie tutored her in the SATs. Nice work, Mollie.) Since meeting Bianca in person, my admiration has only grown. She makes beautiful andhilarious short films. She's won an Emmy. And she constantly puts together fascinating live events. From an expert-led tour of Duane Reade to a pheromone smell party to her latest project, a relationship booth where you get custom-paired with a couple "who have been through it all before. Meet with strangers to get their real, unprofessional advice." Bianca Giaever presents The Relationship Booth

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson are the breakout stars on Comedy Central's new late-night show The Opposition. They're hilarious, naturals on camera, and their satire is perfectly honed. They play heightened parodies of Milo Yiannopoulos and other alt-right provocateurs. For their latest piece, they teamed up with Ali Vingiano for this truly perfect investigation into the world of paid protestors: Paid Protestors Give the Performance of a Lifetime  

1 Interesting Thing:

The Amish are using smartphones. I read this article several weeks ago and it's been stuck in my head ever since. One one level, it's funny to imagine the Amish on the internet (see one of my all-time favorite SNL sketches), but there's also something profound about the loss that their community is experiencing and what that tells the rest of us about the costs of technology. It's a fascinating read. In Amish Communities, the Future Is Calling

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Have a great day,