3 Things: Obehi Janice, Jim Jefferies, and Preet Bharara / 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 the latest 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

TOMORROW! 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

Obehi Janice is going to be a famous person. She's an actor, singer, comedian, and playwright. Just this week, Obehi was selected to be a part of of The Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group. Obehi has been on theYou're the Expert panel several times and she's always so much fun on stage (like in this episode about Whale Blowholes), but she also wrote a great solo show called Fufu & Oreos about growing up Nigerian in Massachusetts. She talked about some of that same material with Ken Reid on his podcast, TV Guidance Counselor, and it's very fun to listen to. Check her work out now before everyone knows. Obehi Janice

Jim Jefferies and I don't see eye-to-eye on every issue, but his standup bit about gun control is one of the most brilliant pieces of comedy ever performed. Infuriatingly, it's as relevant and topical today as it was four years ago when he released his special. In the wake of yet another mass shooting, please donate to Everytown for Gun Safety, register your friends and neighbors to vote, and then watch this. Jim Jefferies: Gun Control

In a transformation that's as 2018 as they come, Preet Bharara went from one of the top prosecutors in the United States to a podcast celebrity after Donald Trump fired him. Everything about that sentence is baffling. But it turns out that Preet has an incredible voice, an ability to get political figures to open up, and gets to the heart of current events in a unique way. Stay Tuned is definitely worth a listen. In particular, this recent episode with Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Does the Nunes Memo Matter? (h/t Jason Burch) 

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