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Joe Zimmerman

Daily from July 16-20
8 p.m.
Daily from July 19-20
10:30 p.m.

“I still talk about things I’m interested in and things I’m curious about,” comedian Joe Zimmerman says of his current set. “Right now I’m watching that documentary on Netflix called One Strange Rock. It’s about how amazing our planet is and where it came from.” It’s narrated by eight former astronauts, as well as actor Will Smith. “On one hand, I’m blown away by how amazing our planet is, and on the other hand, I want to be friends with Will Smith. He’s very charismatic.” Zimmerman has also channeled his curiosity into a new podcast, called A Great Listening Experience, in which he studies a topic and looks for what he calls the upside. “Depression, for example,” he says. “Turns out there are some benefits to depression.” When not satisfying his curiosity, he plays guitar. “I do that to relax,” he says. “I strum in the afternoon and chill out. I definitely don’t play with anyone watching, and I definitely don’t do it to impress any girls.”