3 Things: Liz and Mollie, Bill Hader, and Dan Mallory / 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 to You're the Expert, my podcast where three comedians interview a scientist about her work and why it matters.  Link

Saturday, February 23 at  9:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Comedy Collective. It's that time again! I'll be improvising with some of NYC's funniest comedians in Carley Moseley's delightful Monster Mash show. A professional chef does a cooking demonstration and passes out samples to the audience and then we improvise a show based on their life. Link

I'm joining Pop-Up Magazine XQ for their spring tour, which is a high school themed edition. I'll be telling a story onstage with a group of journalists, musicians, and more. I'm the comic relief.
-2/28 in Memphis at the Crosstown Arts Theater
-3/2 in Nashville at the War Memorial Auditorium
-3/7 in Denver at the Ogden Theatre
-3/8 in Colorado Springs at the Shockley-Zalabak Theater
-3/15 in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre
-3/30 in Chicago at the Harris Theater

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

This week’s list

No Hard Feelings is a fascinating and hilarious look at the role emotions play in our professional lives, whether we want to acknowledge them or not. It features personal anecdotes, interviews with top executives and academics, and clever cartoons. I laughed out loud at some parts of the book and found others immediately useful for my working life. It's officially on bookstore shelves around the world now and I can't recommend it enough (and that's not just because it's written by my wife Mollie and her friend Liz). Also, they've got a truly hilarious Instagram account that's blowing up and going viral! No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work

Bill Hader visited Conan's new show and showed off his deeply disturbing and hilarious impression of Lorne Michaels. I really like the new Conan, not least of all because it creates more informal space for Conan and his guests to just hang out. Instead of the typical, somewhat forced talk show banter, it feels like watching what Conan and Bill Hader might actually talk about if they were alone. And hearing Conan just totally lose it laughing at the impression makes the whole thing so much funnier. I love it. Bill Hader's Killer Impression

I've never read the thriller The Woman in the Window or heard of the author A.J. Finn before this week, but apparently I've been living under a rock. The book has sold millions of copies, earned a multi-million dollar advance, and was turned into a major motion picture starring Amy Adams. But it turns out that the real plot twists are in the life of the man behind the pseudonym A.J. Finn. The New Yorker published an incredible investigation into his career that includes everything from lying about having brain cancer to faking a British accent to manipulating his way into a top publishing job and then almost never showing up for work. All before publishing one of the most successful novels of the past decade. It's an unbelievable story. A Suspense Novelist's Trail of Deceptions

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Have a great weekend,