3 Things: Carrie Brownstein, Jack Whitehall, and Jerry & Marge / 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, Josh Sharp, Chuck Bryant, and Shalewa Sharpe discover the secrets behind "green chemistry" from Emory University's Dr. Cora MacBeth. Link

Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at Caveat. You're the Expert returns with Jo Firestone, Zhubin Parang, and a guest scientist. Link

Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m. at Caveat. I'm hosting my variety show and Oprah-style prize giveaway 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. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's Portlandia is one of the most consistently funny and original sketch comedy shows ever made. I think that because she's mainly known as a famous musician, Carrie's skills as a comedian often get overlooked. But she makes every scene funnier, both when she has the punchlines herself and when she serves as a foil for her scene partner. This is Portlandia's final season and you can see Carrie in top form in this sketch with Kumail Nanjiani: Disaster Hut

Jack Whitehall is one of Britain's most popular standup comics. He's quick, confident, and smart (or at least I think he's all of those things because of his accent). I only saw his comedy for the first time this week when a friend passed along his set on Fallon from 2016. It's really great, full of energy and fun, and he seems genuinely thrilled to be there talking about The Lion King. Jack Whitehall

Jerry and Marge Selbee are a retired couple living in Michigan who discovered a flaw in the lottery and used it to win more than $7 million dollars. A bored puzzle genius noticed some strange looking odds and became very rich. But along the way, he went head-to-head with a team of MIT statisticians, police officers, and state lawmakers. The most amazing part: everything Jerry and Marge did was totally legal. Jason Fagone captured their incredible story. Jerry and Marge Go Large

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Enjoy the weekend!