3 Things: Maeve Higgins, Emmy Blotnick, and Donald Glover / 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, Todd Barry, Sasheer Zamata, and Courtney Gilmour talk to the world's leading expert on raccoon intelligence. Link

Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at Caveat. You're the Expert returns with Jo Firestone, Zhubin Parang, Shalewa Sharpe and a mind-blowing marine biologist. Link

Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at Caveat. I'm hosting You Get A Spoon with performances by Celisse Henderson (who sang backup for Kesha at the Grammys), comedy from Ashley Brooke Roberts, and a reading by Emma Carmichael (former editor-in-chief of Jezebel).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 with Negin Farsad, Jo Firestone, and more. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Happy St. Patrick's Day! In honor of the holiday, let me start this week's edition by recommending the work of my personal favorite Irish person, Maeve Higgins. She's a comedian, an author, a podcaster, and a frequent critic of my fashion choices. Amy Schumer called Maeve "the true Irish voice of our American generation" while others have called her "a person who clearly doesn't know anything about stylish men's pants." Sartorial differences aside, Maeve is great. I'm very excited for her next book, but in the meantime I'm enjoying her shorter written pieces and weekly live standup show in Brooklyn. Maeve is a tireless advocate for immigrants and eloquently reminds the world that the story of the Irish in America is really about refugees. At a time when the U.S. feels increasingly hard-hearted to suffering outside our borders, it's a very important reminder. Here's a beautiful example: Two Irish Girls Who Made It to New York

Emmy Blotnick kills me. She is constantly writing the weirdest, funniest jokes and bursting with excitement at the chance to get to share them. Emmy is the head writer for Comedy Central's underrated gem The President Show and made her network television debut this week on Colbert. Her bit about reading Amazon reviews is just... *chef kiss*  Emmy Blotnick Spotted A Mistake in Fifth Harmony's 'Sledgehammer'

Donald Glover is so good in so many different creative fields, it's hard to even comprehend. His FX show Atlanta is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. His albums as Childish Gambino are some of my all-time favorite music. And his sketch comedy was incredible too. In this wide-ranging (and wild) profile in The New Yorker, he talks about his process, his life, and how he discovered a glitch in the matrix. Donald Glover Can't Save You 

(But if you're just looking for something short and sweet, it doesn't get better than Donald Glover meeting the girl scout in Atlanta who went viral using his music to sell cookies. )

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