3 Things: Cocoon Central, Tim Robinson, and Chuck E. Cheese / by Chris Duffy

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Upcoming Shows

Season 2 of Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas is in full swing. This week, Wyatt's looking at California's fight to teach comprehensive, inclusive health classes in high schools. I co-wrote this episode and I'm proud of how it turned out! Link

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

Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 p.m. at The Brick. I'm on Carley Moseley's improv show alongside some of the funniest people in NYC. Plus this show features a talk/tasting with Jake Dell of Katz's Deli. Link

Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Join me in the audience for Liz and Mollie's talk about their best-selling book No Hard Feelingslink

You can find ticket links for all upcoming shows online at my website here.

This week’s list

Last night, I got to see the 10th anniversary celebration of Cocoon Central Dance Team. I was skeptical the first time I heard about a "comedy dance group." But watching them is a laser beam of pure joy straight into your eyeballs. I've never had more fun at a show. They are three of the most original and talented performers around. Whether it's creating a dance intro for the NYC Marathon, parodying dance movie tropes, or starring in a surreal space odyssey, no one makes comedy like them. Cocoon Central Dance Team

Tim Robinson had a short-lived (but memorable) stint as a cast member on SNL. Then he co-created and starred in the beloved but under-watched classic Detroiters. And now, he and Zach Kanin (an incredible cartoonist and writer) have put together a truly bonkers sketch comedy show. I could not stop laughing. Find it on Netflix or read a review here: I Think You Should Leave is Comedy Perfection

We spent several hours at work this week really digging deep into Chuck E. Cheese. First of all, did you know his full name is Charles Entertainment Cheese. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! His biography is wild and surprisingly dark. Apparently, he never had his own birthday so he "fills the void by hosting birthday parties for everyone else." The Backstory of Charles Entertainment Cheese

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