3 Things: Elizabeth Weil, James Veitch, and Matt Boyce / 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

TONIGHT, Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Magnet Theater. I'm telling stories that NYC's best improvisers will spin into scenes for The Armando Diaz Experience . Link

Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Caveat. I'm hosting You Get A Spoon with a presentation by Mona Chalabi, music, jokes, and more. Link

ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT: 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, and jokes from me. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

California Sunday Magazine consistently finds exciting new ways to tell stories. Their latest issue was the Teen Issue and I highly recommend reading the whole thing. But to me, the standout piece was Elizabeth Weil's essay about being the parent of a 15-year-old, complete with corrections and annotations from her daughter Hannah. Raising a Teenage Daughter

Despite the fact that James Veitch seems to spend his days thinking about nothing other than how to drive people insane, I have to admit he makes me laugh. It takes a lot of creativity to dedicate your self to this level of pranks and trolling. Veitch first made a name for himself as the comedian who replied to spam emails, but his set on Conan shows that he can apply the same treatment to the people he lives with as well. All he needs is an enormous supply of little rubber ducks. James Veitch is a Terrible Roommate

Matt Boyce's cartoons are works of art. I loved his latest story about growing up as the hearing son to deaf parents. To me, the best graphic novels are able to insert you into an emotional experience more completely than words or pictures alone could. It only takes a short amount of time before I was totally in Matt's world and I found myself noticing sounds and my relationship to them in a way I never normally do. As he puts it, "growing up in a silent home, music became everything." Soundvision by Matt Boyce

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

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