3 Things: Rory Scovel, Oh Hello, and Golan Ben-Oni / 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

Wednesday, June 28th at 8 p.m. at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. I'm telling a story at the Nights of Our Lives show. Link

Thursday, July 27th at 8 p.m. at The Wild Project. My variety show and Oprah-style audience giveaway, You Get A Spoon, is back with jokes from me, a reading by best-selling author AJ Jacobs, The Good Liars, and more surprise guests.  Link

Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. at The Lost Church. Only 20 tickets left.  You Get A Spoon comes to one of the most beautiful venues in the Bay Area. Jokes and stories, 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:

Rory Scovel is one of the most creative comedians performing today. I've seen him live more than a dozen times and every show is different and exciting. Once, I saw him do a set using the piano, despite the fact that he doesn't know how to play it at all. Another time, he performed in character as a German man. Or watch his performance at The Apollo on Conan where he told jokes almost entirely from the audience. I haven't gotten a chance to watch his new Netflix special, but I'm very excited to see it. In the meantime, watch Rory and his friend Jon Dore perform two separate standup acts at the same time. Jon Dore & Rory Scovel

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll's Oh Hello on Broadway is the hardest I've ever laughed at a show. The writing is brilliant and the two of them are so funny individually, but the real joy is watching them crack each other up onstage. The whole stage show is out on Netflix now, but you can also watch the best parts, their unscripted interviews with celebrities, on YouTube. My favorites are Stephen ColbertAlan Alda, and a random 12-year-old from the audience.

1 Interesting Thing:

The story behind the biggest cyberattack yet discovered is both terrifying and fascinating. There's a secret global threat, stolen government secrets, billions of dollars at stake, and one man who's trying to warn the world. Could it be the first action movie starring a Hasidic Jew? Maybe! The New York Times reports on Golan Ben-Oni's quest to protect the world's computers. A Cyberattack the World Isn't Ready For

Have a great day,