Alright it’s here. Can’t believe it! Hope you get it and you get it. Xx
Alright it’s here. Can’t believe it! Hope you get it and you get it. Xx
Brooklyn - September 18th – 21st
The BEST! Will be doing various shows at this dream festival – see link for details please and thanks.
Hi my cuties – here are some quick links to shows I’m doing. As always – twitter is best for updates
June 17 – Washington DC – I adore this science/comedy show on NPR – and it’s ever inventive host Chris Duffy. You’re The Expert
June 18 – NYC – Myself and Jon Ronson with truly great guests are doing this crazy-special show on The Highline. There Will Be Pie
June 19 – Brooklyn – Arthur Meyer, Jo Firestone, Cocoon Central Dance Team…yiiiiiikes I’m spoilt! OH, SUCH A GOOD SHOW, OH
June 23 – NYC – with my greatest nemesis Aparna Nancherla. She stole my heart and I will get it back this night. Hello Giggles UCB
June 25 – NYC – The 2015 Women of Influence. I AM ONE. Not sure if this is a prank but they seem to mean it. I’m doing a keynote so come heckle!
I googled ‘influence quotes’ and this seems as good as any.
Check it out BOSTON it’s Eugene ‘the founder of Eugenics’ Mirman’s festival – my favourite!! Details here
Including a live taping of Ask the Expert - I did an episode last month and it was so much fun and so much science
Next ‘I’m New Here’ with Jon ‘No shame in my game’ Ronson is on May 10th in Union Hall, Brooklyn
other than that I am trying to finish my book if you please but will be popping up and down for sets around the city – follow me on twitter for best info
Lurve from Murve
Quick post to tell you what shows I’m doing in the next few weeks in NYC
Monday 3/9 Night Train
Friday 3/13 Women of Letters (this line up blows ma mind)
If you want to hear my sweet Irish lilt talking science you can do so here on ep 7 of the brilliant Star Talk Radio
Next ‘I’m New Here’ in Union Hall with Jon Ronson and guests is April 3rd which is a friday – yikes!
Monday Oct 6 The Pine Box – Grattan St with darling baby Bob Dylan Joey Pfeifer
Tuesday Oct 7 Union Hall - with Kristen Schaal, Bob Powers, Ophira Eisenberg and writer creator of Fast and Furious 9, Jon Ronson
Wednesday Oct 8 – Uptown Showdown – Zombies vs Vampires – bloody love this debate show
Thursday Oct 9 Bar Splitty - Myrtle Avenue with Larry Murphy (not the killer, a different Larry Murphy)
Saturday Oct 18 – Union Hall with my great girl Josie Long
September 11th – Steamboat – Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn I effin love Bob Powers, he is hilarious
September 12th – I want to make you a mix tape, Brooklyn only with bloody Camp Lo for crying out loud!!!
Then the best festival ever – The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Don’t know why I’m not on The Cutiepies Show but am excited about it and also these
September 19th DERRICK BROWN’S COMEDY AND POETRY EXTRAVAGONZO magic Elna Baker is on too!
September 20th – 5 Comics to watch get on Variety’s 10 comics to watch list hahaha
September 25th – Ask Roulette – The Housing Works, Crosby St Little Frenchman Dave Hill is on the bill too – enchanté
What’s up my lil bubbies? Look what I’m up to! With Jon Ronson – the writer and psychopath.
Sometimes the only thing to do is to move to New York City. So you do it. You take a deep breath, you move here, you take a look around and you breathe out. That exhale might sound like a terrified scream, or a delighted giggle. Who knows? Jon Ronson does! Maeve Higgins does! Two funny people – Jon Ronson (writer, showgirl) and Maeve Higgins (comedian, legend) bring you new writing, great stand up and super fresh interviews with other strangers from strange lands who have made New York their home.
I’m New Here–Can You Show Me Around? will be on the first Tuesday of every month until Maeve or Jon get deported.
Doing spots at these shows in the coming weeks
tuesday april 8th http://sweetcomedy.com
thursday april 10th http://brokelyn.com/event/myrtle-comedy/2014-04-10/
monday april 14th Night Train with Wyatt Cenac
THEN am going on tour with the great Dave Hill to London, Norway, Holland and Sweden or something – dates below
Tickets are free for all performances of Fancy Meeting You Here, but please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
April 25 – British Museum, London – 19:00
April 26 – Tate Modern, London – 16:00
April 29 – Moderna Museet, Stockholm – 18:30
May 1 – Norsk Folkemuseum, Bygdøy, Oslo -13:00.
May 4 – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – 14:00
1. I learned from the best.
I did some background reading and discovered that many of my heroes were obsessed with their thighs. Nelson Mandela apparently made his ‘long walk to freedom’ primarily to tone up his inner thighs. The real reason Gandhi went on hunger strike? I think we all know the answer to that.
2. I use them a lot, pretty much every day.
When I need to get from A (my house where I’ve run out of coconut milk) to B (my local C-town where they sell coconut milk so cheaply you just know the coconuts used were not allowed to roam free) how do you think I do it? I walk. And I’m not ashamed to say I’m your classic tetrapod vertebrate, so without my thighs, I could not walk.
3. Can’t run with them, can’t run without them
My thighs also allow me to run, which I do, even when I don’t want to. I feel furious a lot of the time while I’m running, but mingled with the running rage are flashes of feeling powerful and lucky, particularly if I’m running up steps or short hills or chasing someone. And that last one doesn’t just go for elderly ladies, at times I have chased a 32 year old man and beat him. Beat him so badly his dental records lead the cops to believe he was Shane McGowan . ***LIE ALERT*** I didn’t physically beat him, but I did win the race.
4. They keep my legs together.
Not in a Catholic contraception type way — I mean they literally hold my legs together. The vastus medialis, specifically, stabilises my patella. Patella is a rice dish with seafood and chicken in it, nicely flavoured with tumeric, which originated in Spain and is also known as kneecap. Another muscle that makes up my quads is the rectus femoris, which attaches to the ilium making it a goddamn hip flexor on top of everything else! For jumping, for squatting, my goodness! So handy. How could I hope to dance and do it (sex) real good without my hip flexors? Like a mannequin? Cold and unmoving like Edith in ‘Stoner’ (except for that one weird time when she wanted to get pregnant)? No. Gracias — pero no.
5. Thigh roll: Models.
I used to look at famous women in magazines and compare my thighs to theirs. This is known as ‘being boring’ and also ‘being bonkers’. Now, I look to other sources — a pair of thighs really floating my boat these days belongs to a guy I’ll call Liam. He’s got an amazing range of motion, great flexibility, he can do the happy baby yoga pose in the most beautifully perfect way. Maybe that’s because he is a happy baby! Boom — straight outta left field — I am talking about my nephew! I love him and his perfect, chubby legs so much! I would never say or think cruel things about them, so why would I say or think cruel things about my own legs? (Rhetorical question– please, for the love of Internet, do not answer)
6. Simple mathematics
Thunder Thighs x 2 = Lightening Vagina x 1
Have you ever spent time with a person who thinks a lot about how to make their thighs smaller/thinner/less/better/tinier/with a tunnel in between? They’re usually not very interested in anything else, or else they’re pretending to be while secretly thinking about their thighs the whole time.Science tells us people who are comfortable with their thighs are much better company than those who are not. They are more fun, interesting and interested. ‘Science’ is the nickname I’ve given my opinion. Science also states that if you cease hating your thighs you’ll be happier and more useful to the world.