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.
My living room comedy tour is over, but Tessa Kramer took footage from a bunch of the shows and made it into a short film that's online now. Check it out: Link
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
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, a presentation by The Good Liars, and more surprise guests. Link
Wednesday, July 19 at 8:30 p.m. at The Lost Church. 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
Saturday, July 22 at 6 p.m. at The Kennedy Center. Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, and I are telling jokes as part of the District of Comedy Festival. It's going to be a great show and it will cost you zero dollars. Link
My full calendar with all upcoming shows is online here.
This week's list
1 Thing I Think Is Great:
Natasha Haverty is a radio producer and journalist who brings empathy and warmth to stories that many people would walk right past. She just won an Edward R. Murrow Award for her series on homelessness in New Hampshire. It's a deeply researched look at what happens to those struggling with housing outside of a big city. It's eye-opening and fascinating and moving... everything great reporting should be. You can read or listen to the whole series online, along with some excellent illustrations and photos. No Place To Go: Homeless in New Hampshire
1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:
My dad has gotten very passionate about genealogy recently. As a result, I'm getting a lot of detailed emails about my great-great-great-great-great grandparents. At the same time, I stumbled across this masterpiece by Tig Notaro. It's from her album Good One and it's a perfectly crafted and hilarious bit about why a lot of us don't care that much about who our ancestors were. Tig Notaro - Family Tree
1 Interesting Thing:
In professional wrestling, there are heroes ("faces") and villains ("heels"). The best heels enrage the crowd, but also keep them almost thrilled with how upset they're getting. There's a lot more fun to be had as a bad guy in wrestling than a good guy. And in the Appalachian Mountain Wrestling circuit in Kentucky, one man has carved out a brilliant and hilarious niche for himself. Dan Richards is "The Progressive Liberal," a wrestler who corrects pronunciations, argues that Bernie would make a great Secretary of State, and wears a speedo with Democratic donkeys on the back. The Washington Post has a great story on him. Wrestling's new villain named himself "Progressive Liberal"
Have a great day,