3 Things: Rekha Shankar, Ramy Youssef, and Greta Gerwig / 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

You're the Expert is back with all new episodes! This season kicks off with Dr. Liz Burgess, a marine biologist who studies what whales shoot out of their blowholes. Featuring Eugene Mirman, Ken Reid, and Obehi Janice. Link

Thursday, December 7 at 8 p.m. at Caveat. John Hodgman, Josh Sharp, and Michelle Buteau are on the panel for the last live You're the Expert of 2017. Link

Wednesday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Annex Theater. I'm doing a special holiday edition of You Get A Spoon with music from The Westerlies, a performance by Bianca Giaever, jokes from me, and so many audience prizes. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Rekha Shankar is a comedian, writer, and multi-time Punderdome champion. Every time I see her name pop up, she's doing something new and impressive and hilarious. She's also an incredibly kind and good person, so if you're in search of a comedian who's not secretly a monster, check her out. (Note to readers in the future: If Rekha turned out to be a secret monster, I apologize and retract my statement.) Two of my favorite Rekha creations are The Quiet Chef and her McSweeney's piece "The Most Accurate, Detailed Story of My Parents' Amazing Immigrant Experience."

Ramy Youssef's late night debut on Colbert is one of the most impressive standup sets I've seen. Ramy is clearly super comfortable and confident, his material is smart and funny, and I guarantee you've never seen a closer like this one before. Ramy Youssef Is Expecting a Hogwarts Letter from ISIS

If you haven't seen Lady Bird yet, stop reading this email and buy your ticket. Greta Gerwig has made the best movie of the year. Every scene felt so real and relatable (even though I've never been a teenage girl growing up in Sacramento). I don't normally like reading movie reviews, but A.O. Scott nailed this one: "Greta Gerwig's 'Lady Bird' Is Big-Screen Perfection" and for even more Gerwig, watch her tell an amazing story about pretending to know the Ninja Turtles theme song.

Ok, that's it for today. Thanks for reading! 

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