3 Things: Emma Gonzalez, Marcia Belsky, and the Children's March / 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, Jo Firestone, Charlie Hankin, and Shalewa Sharpe learn about the evolution of teeth. Link

TODAY 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). All proceeds are going to be donated to Everytown For Gun Safety Link

Sunday, April 15 at 7 p.m. at Caveat. You're the Expert is back for a live taping. 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 30 Rock's Scott Adsit. Link

Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Science Festival. It's been way too long since I performed in Boston and I'm doing two live You're the Expert shows, both open to the public (but free for MIT community thanks to generous funding from the DeFlorez Fund for Humor) Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Go the the March for Our Lives today. It's not too late. There's almost certainly one happening somewhere in your city or town today. This is our chance to make a difference on an issue that's felt so impossible for so long. The Parkland survivors and activists are high schoolers, but they're speaking with more clarity and vision than any of the rest of us. If you haven't read it yet, Emma Gonzalez's op-ed in Teen Vogue is incredible. I wouldn't have expected Teen Vogue would be the publication giving me the most hope for America, but 2018's been a weird year. Emma Gonzalez on Why This Generation Needs Gun Control

Marcia Belsky is an outstanding example of how you can fight tooth and nail for justice and still be hilarious. She's a delightful, hilarious, goofy standup, who tackles sexism and misogyny head-on. Whether she's writing and performing a sold-out musical version ofThe Handmaid's Tale, writing for The New York Times, or just telling jokes at a comedy club, Marcia always challenges the audience to think critically while also making them laugh. As soon as a savvy TV exec catches on, Marcia is going to have a huge hit show of her own. Listen to her fantastic, funny, and thoughtful conversation with an anti-feminist on the podcast Conversations With People Who Hate Me (also on iTunes/Spotify/etc) and read her great interview in Splitsider: Marcia Belsky on "Headless Women of Hollywood" and Calling Out Sexism Online

Since we're talking about the power of activism, let's not forget that children have been a major part of protest movements before. There's no better day than today to brush up on Birmingham, Alabama and the history of the Children's March. Fifty Years After the Birmingham Children's Crusade (or, if you're in a PBS documentary kind of mood,Birmingham and the Children's March)

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Keep fighting the good fight,