3 Things: John Mulaney, Mo Amer, and Caveh Zahedi / 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. Feel free to spread the word and share these emails with friends. If you're checking this out for the first time, you can see the archive and sign up to get these emails here.

 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

Tuesday, June 20th  As part of a series of pop-up walking tours, I'm going to be taking a group around Brighton Beach in search of my favorite funny signs in NYC. Free to attend and at the end, we'll all get dinner together at the beautifully named "Cafe at Your Mother-In-Law."  Link

Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. at The Lost Church. Tickets are on sale for the Bay Area edition of You Get A Spoon. Jokes from me, a reading by Joe Wadlington, and music from Lily Stern.  Link

My full calendar with all upcoming shows is online here.

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

John Mulaney is my favorite comedian to watch perform. If you're not already familiar, do yourself a favor and watch his specials New In Town and The Comeback Kid. They're classics. Mulaney has been making some of the most cutting and hilarious jokes about Trump since long before he ever thought about running for political office, but this week on Colbert, he came up with the perfect metaphor for politics today. Trump is a Horse Loose in a Hospital

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Since we're on the topic of hilarious people and jokes about Trump, watch this standup set from Mo Amer. He's a Muslim-American refugee and one of the funniest human beings on the planet. On a flight to a gig recently, he was upgraded to first class and seated next to Eric Trump. He made the most of that opportunity, to say the least. Mo Amer

1 Interesting Thing:

I've been spending a lot of my time and energy over the past year pitching television shows. It's a strange and fascinating process. Independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi succeeded in getting his own television show on the air and it's one of the weirdest and funniest things I've seen. It's a show about him trying to persuade "a Brooklyn Cable Network to give him money to make a meta-series TV show in which each episode will be about the making of the previous episode." I guarantee you that you've never seen anything like this before. (NSFW, but worth it) The Show About The Show h/t Bianca

Have a great day,