3 Things: Charlie Santore, Chris Fleming, and Ellen DeGeneres / by Chris Duffy

Happy 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.

Upcoming Shows

My wife Mollie and her co-author Liz Fosslien wrote a book called "No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work." It's out in 2019 but available for pre-order now: Link

Thursday, December 27th at 8 p.m. at The Annex Theatre. Riley Mulherkar (of The Westerlies) and I are going to be in town and we're continuing our holiday tradition of putting on a night of music and comedy.  Link

I'll be announcing more shows in 2019. As always, you'll be able to find my schedule with all upcoming dates online here.

This week’s list

Charlie Santore can crack just about any safe in the world. But rather than rob banks and casinos, Charlie travels the world helping people who can't figure out how to unlock their stuff. And he often brings along his thirteen-year-old son and protege. Charlie's stories are fascinating and he finds things you'd never expect to see locked away. (Side note: I really want to go to one of the parties where professionals get together and break into dozens of safes all at once.) Meet the Safecracker of Last Resort

Chris Fleming is a comedian like no other. He creates entire bizarro worlds out of tiny, incredibly precise societal observations, like how two straight dads are allowed to talk to each other, or the way polyamorous people announce themselves. His latest insanity is all about superfruit and the wellness craze. Introducing The Morton

"Because daytime talk shows get less attention than their late-night counterparts, [Ellen] DeGeneres is often overlooked in discussions of important hosts. But make no mistake: No other current daily host has been as successful or celebrated." Jason Zinoman, one of the best journalists writing about comedy, looks at Ellen's return to standup and uncovers some insights about the way that fame can be limiting, the tension between escapism and introspection, and what it takes to be "liked." Ellen DeGeneres Is Not as Nice as You Think

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Have a great weekend,