3 Things: Birdmen, Mike Drucker, and Chocolate Milk / 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 at 7:30 p.m. in Brighton Beach. 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

Thursday, July 27th at 8 p.m. at The Wild Project. You Get A Spoon is back with a reading by best-selling author AJ Jacobs, a presentation by viral pranksters The Good Liars, and more surprise guests.  Link

Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. at The Lost Church. Join me for a one-night only Bay Area edition of my variety show You Get A Spoon. Jokes from me, a reading by Joe Wadlington, and music from Lily Stern. Plus a chance to win the world's greatest spoon!  Link

My full calendar with all upcoming shows is online here.

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

The New York Times Magazine had an amazing graphic issue a few weeks ago and I only just had the time to sit down and go through it all. I loved seeing how the Metro section stories were transformed into comics. The results were beautiful but also highlighted the visual moments and emotions that words can't always capture. If you haven't seen the issue, it's all online: New York Stories. My personal favorite story was the one about guys illegally smuggling finches into NYC so they can compete in underground competitive singing matches. It's wild. The Birdmen of Queens

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Mike Drucker is a very accomplished comedy writer. Whether you know it or not, you've almost certainly seen his jokes. He was the head writer for Bill Nye's new show, he wrote for Fallon for years, and he's great on Twitter. I love his most recent piece for McSweeney's: Hi, I'll Be Your Waiter Interrupting a Really Hard Conversation

1 Interesting Thing:

When I was teaching at an elementary school, I remember the day my students discovered that lettuce was a plant. "You're telling me salad comes out of the dirt? That's disgusting!" At the time, I was surprised. But it turns out my kids were not alone. According to a recent study, more than 16 million Americans think chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That's so funny and also so disturbing. The Washington Post has a great breakdown of why we don't know what our food is and how that makes a difference in what we eat. Wonkblog: The surprising number of Americans who think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

Have a great day,