3 Things: Sharon Van Etten, Desus & Mero, and Hans-Jurgen Topf / by Chris Duffy

Happy 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

You can listen on any podcast app to You're the Expert, my show where three comedians interview a scientist about her work and why it matters.  Link

TONIGHT, February 23 at 9:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Comedy Collective. I'm improvising with some of NYC's funniest comedians in Carley Moseley's Monster Mash show. Link

Wednesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bell House. I'm opening for the great Aparna Nancherla. SOLD OUT

Shows are rapidly selling out for the high-school themed tour I'm doing with Pop-Up Magazine XQ. I'll be telling a story onstage with a group of journalists, musicians, and more. Get your tickets now!
-2/28 in Memphis at the Crosstown Arts Theater SOLD OUT
-3/2 in Nashville at the War Memorial Auditorium
-3/7 in Denver at the Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
-3/8 in Colorado Springs at the Shockley-Zalabak Theater
-3/15 in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre SOLD OUT
-3/30 in Chicago at the Harris Theater

 You can find ticket links for all those shows (and more, as they're announced) online at my website here.

This week’s list

Sharon Van Etten is a true renaissance woman. I really recommend her new album "Remind Me Tomorrow," especially the song "Seventeen" which has been on repeat in my house nonstop. In the years since she first became famous, she's had a child, acted in a hit Netflix series, scored feature films, and gone back to school to get a degree in psychology. Her goal is to be a full-time therapist by the time she's fifty. In the meantime, she just happens to be making incredible music and selling out world tours. The Many Lives of Sharon Van Etten

Desus and Mero are two of the funniest human beings on the planet. They never have a dull moment, they constantly give other a hard time, and they manage to make every celebrity interview surprising and informal. More than anything, they are clearly having fun. It's so hard for television shows to capture that infectious, high-energy hilarity that you get from goofing around with your friends, but these two have done it over and over again. And they're doing it right now on Showtime with a budget (and writers like Josh Gondelman and Heben Nigatu, two of the best of the best). In their premiere episode, they roast Vladimir Putin, interview Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and parody The Green Book.Desus & Mero

If you're a rock band on a worldwide arena tour, you're going to need clean clothes. And that's where Hans-Jurgen Topf comes in. The premiere laundry specialist for rock tours, he's cleaned for everyone from U2 to Elton John to David Hasselhof. His biggest regret is once damaging a vest for Janet Jackson. This article is such a weird and fascinating look into a profession I had never imagined existing. He knows the Stars' Dirty Laundry. Because He Washes It

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Enjoy the weekend!