3 Things: Aparna Nancherla, Good Cop Great Cop, and Ora DeKornfeld / 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. 

Upcoming Shows

On this week's episode of You're the Expert, Charlie Hankin, Roy Wood, Jr. and Michelle Buteau learn about the mysteries of fat at the Maine Science Festival. Link

TODAY Saturday, February 10 at 4 p.m. at Caveat. This month on You Get A Spoon, comedy from Anthony DeVito, a performance by Obehi Janice, improvised music from Rebecca Vigil, and prizes. Link

Sunday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at Caveat. You're the Expert tapes live with Todd Barry, Negin Farsad, Michelle Buteau and one incredible scientist. Link

Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at National Geographic. I'll be back with NatGeo Live for another You're the Expert taping. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Aparna Nancherla is as wise as she is hilarious. You might know her from her comedy special, from her genius Twitter feed, from Master of None, or from her recurring role on the new Comedy Central show Corporate. She was interviewed by Quartz as part of their series on "insights from the world's most-qualified women" and all of her advice is fantastic. How comedian Aparna Nancherla got her big break while being shy, anxious, and sad

Good Cop Great Cop make some of the best comedy sketches out there. Matt and Charlie put so much thought and effort into the filmmaking that every one of their bits is hilarious ("Roommate" is an all-time favorite) but also a fully contained cinematic world (like "Apples"). They just released a new video this week, which I love so much. Watch and enjoy: Genius

Ora DeKornfeld is a filmmaker at The New York Times. She's constantly managing to find ways to tell important stories with a sense of humor and surprising visuals. I loved her explainer of why NYC suffers so many subway delays (and I challenge you to find any other NYT piece that gets as big a laugh out of screaming commuters and a rat). If you're deep into the Olympic spirit, watch her incredible piece about the swimmer Vivian Stancil. Or just pick any of her videos at random. They're all great. Ora DeKornfeld

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