3 Things: Demetri Martin, Kelsey Caine, and Tim Minchin / 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 her 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

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Caveat. My variety show and prize giveaway You Get A Spoon is back with music from Emmy the Great and Tica Douglas, jokes from Maeve Higgins and me, and stories from Moth GrandSlam winner Adam Wade. Link

Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at the New England Aquarium. We're going deep under the sea with a scientist from the aquarium and panelists Eugene Mirman, Ken Reid, and Obehi Janice.  Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Demetri Martin's new book of drawings is so creative and funny. It's 192 pages of pure joy. If you've never seen Demetri live before, his standup is full of unpredictable visual gags and genius logical tangents. For a taste, check out his brilliant bit on Colbert (I even cued it up to the best part for you). I definitely recommend reading the whole book though, and starting with this interview in the L.A. Times: Demetri Martin's new book of drawings is 'If It's Not Funny, It's Art.' Do we have to pick? 

Kelsey Caine chronicled her accidental journey into the world of competitive beauty pageants for The New York Times and every single moment in her story is hilarious. Kelsey is a super funny standup comic, and she brings that sharp attention to detail to the bizarre world of butt glue and inspirational speeches. Yes, I Really Am in This Beauty Pageant

Tim Minchin is an Australian comedian, musician, and the man behind the musicals Matilda and Groundhog Day. He's a guy that seemingly does everything. This week, I stumbled across a commencement speech he gave at the University of Western Australia, and I've been feeling very inspired by it. In particular, I love his advice to define yourself by things you love, not by things you hate. It's easy to tear stuff down, but so much better for yourself (and the world) to find things you want to build up instead. 9 Life Lessons from Tim Minchin

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Have a great weekend!