3 Things: Giulia Rozzi, Mallory Ortberg, and Michael Lewis / 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

Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m. at The Bell House.  The lineup for the 2017 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival was just announced and I'm so excited that You're the Expert is back with Roy Wood Jr, a mystery scientist, and more special guests. Link

Thursday, September 21 at 8 p.m. at Caveat.  Tickets also just went on sale this week for the next edition of my variety show You Get A Spoon, at its new monthly home in NYC. This one features comedy from Aparna Nancherla, a reading by best-selling author A.J. Jacobs, a presentation by MoMA-displayed video artist Neil Goldberg, and of course, the spoon. Link

My full calendar with all upcoming shows is online here.

 This week's list

1 Thing I Think Is Great:

Giulia Rozzi is a very funny standup comedian, writer, and podcast host. Her work frequently pops up on TV or in magazines. But one of my favorite things that she does is a regular series on her Instagram called Dance Cooking with Giulia. The concept is as simple as it sounds: she dances while she cooks. For some reason, it's hilarious and so utterly joyful. I especially love when she's joined by guests like her mom and dad, boyfriend, or cousins. I dare you to watch this and not crack a smile. #DanceCookingWithGiulia

P.S. If that whets your appetite for comedians dancing, check out this whole series.

1 Thing That Made Me Laugh:

Mallory Ortberg is a comic genius. She's one of the masterminds behind the beloved The Toast website and responsible for articles like "Dirtbag Little Women" and "Romance Novels Written By An Alien Pretending Not to be Disgusted by the Human Body." This week, she put out a new piece all about her obsession with personal ads in Harvard magazine. It's so funny. Harvard Magazine Personal Advertisements' Many Synonyms For "Rich" or "Thin" 

1 Interesting Thing:

You probably know Michael Lewis from his books The Big Short and Moneyball. He's got a knack for taking a dense, complicated bureaucracy and making it feel like an action movie. In Vanity Fair, Lewis writes about his recent visits to the Department of Energy, a government agency that almost no one pays any attention to, despite the fact that they are literally preventing nuclear catastrophes every day. It's a $30 billion agency that oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. And what's going on inside right now is terrifying. Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Have a great weekend,