3 Things: Alice Captions, Bad Kid Jokes, and Seth Meyers / 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

As of last night at 11:30 p.m., you can officially see the show I've been writing on for the past seven months. Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas lives on HBO Go, HBO Now, and the first episode is even up on YouTube if you can't borrow a friend's parent's login. Link

On this week's episode of You're the Expert, Aparna Nancherla, Baratunde Thurston, and Maeve Higgins learn the sexy secrets of giant pouched rats from Dr. Danielle Lee live at NatGeo. Link

TODAY! April 14 at 7 p.m. at National Geographic. I'm currently on a train speeding towards National Geographic for another You're the Expert taping with Negin Farsad, Jo Firestone, and 30 Rock's Scott Adsit. Only a few tickets left! Link

TOMORROW! April 15 at 7 p.m. at Caveat. You're the Expert is back at Caveat with SNL'sGary Richardson, Ashley Brooke Roberts, and Nadia Pinder. Link

Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. at Caveat. I'm hosting You Get A Spoon with a performance by Dylan Marron (Conversations with People Who Hate Me), magic by Nate Dendy, and music from Friends Who Folk. Link

Saturday, April 21 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Science Festival.  I'm doing two live You're the Expert shows, both open to the public (and 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

Alice is nine years old. Every week, she writes in her own captions for The New Yorkercaption contest. And it turns out that Alice is the world's best captioner. Her lines are hysterical. Her cousin, Bess Kalb, is one of the funniest writers in television, so it runs in the family. When Bess tweeted out Alice's captions, they went viral. Please experience them for yourself: Alice Captions

If we're talking kids and comedy, to me there is nothing funnier than Bad Kids Jokes. The site started because its anonymous curator wanted a place to post jokes that didn't make the cut from their day job. "I moderate jokes on a Kids Jokes website. A lot of joke submissions can't be published because they don't make any sense, the child got a genuine joke completely wrong, or they're a bit too rude for kids... so I publish them here instead." Bad Kids Jokes

It turned out to be an all kids-related edition of this newsletter, so why get off topic now? Seth Meyers had his second child this week and it was an adventure of a birth. Listen to him tell the story: Seth Meyers' Wife Gave Birth in Their Apartment Lobby (and then once you watched that, watch Seth interview Wyatt!)

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