Posts Tagged ‘Bay Area’

Rooster T. Feathers in Sunnyvale

Science comedy fans, unite!  For one evening in Sunnyvale, California!

8pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2011.  An evening of science comedy at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club with science comedian Brian Malow.

Information and Reservations: 408-736-0921

Or BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

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Science Comedian Brian Malow
presents
Rational Comedy for an Irrational Planet
An evening of science humor

“It’s as much about expanding the mind as it is tickling the funny bone.”
- The Washington Times

Get your geek on!  From the lighter side of helium to the darker side of the moon, join science comedian Brian Malow on a rocket ride through the humorverse.  Brian will dispel myths & misconceptions about science, explore the science in science fiction films, and exercise your brain as well as your funny bone.

For all audiences!

Music is not just for musicians. Art is not just for artists. And science is not just for scientists.

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$12
8pm, Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club
157 W. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
408-736-0921

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Brian Malow is Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (available for off-world appearances if transportation is provided). Based in San Francisco, Brian has appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and performed for NASA, JPL, NIST, OSA, ACS, and other acronyms. He also makes science videos for Time Magazine’s website, and is a contributor to Neil de Grasse Tyson’s radio show.  Brian has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury News.

For more info, check out www.sciencecomedian.com and  www.youtube.com/sciencecomedian and www.twitter.com/sciencecomedian

Punch Line Comedy Club, SF

Wednesday, February 9, 2011.  An evening of science comedy at the Punch Line Comedy Club, San Francisco, with science comedian Brian Malow and special guest performer Ngaio Bealum.

Tickets are $15 if you call the club:  415-397-PLSF  (415-397-7573)
For an additional $5 service fee, you can buy tickets online

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Science Comedian Brian Malow
presents
Spontaneous Emissions
An evening of science humor

“It’s as much about expanding the mind as it is tickling the funny bone.”
- The Washington Times

Get your geek on!  From the lighter side of helium to the darker side of the moon, join science comedian Brian Malow on a rocket ride through the humorverse.  Brian will dispel myths & misconceptions about science, explore the science in science fiction films, and exercise your brain as well as your funny bone.  Also, appearing:  special guest comedian Ngaio Bealum.

For all audiences!

Music is not just for musicians. Art is not just for artists. And science is not just for scientists.

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$15
8pm, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Punch Line Comedy Club
444 Battery Street (between Washington and Clay)
San Francisco, CA 94111
415-397-PLSF

Tickets are $15 if you call the club:  415-397-PLSF  (415-397-7573)
For an additional $5 service fee, you can buy tickets online

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Brian Malow is Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (available for off-world appearances if transportation is provided). Based in San Francisco, Brian has appeared on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and performed for NASA, JPL, NIST, OSA, ACS, and other acronyms. He also makes science videos for Time Magazine’s website, and has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury News.

For more info, check out www.sciencecomedian.com and  www.youtube.com/sciencecomedian and www.twitter.com/sciencecomedian

Schmahl Science Workshops Fundraiser

Saturday, November 6, 2010.  I’m performing at a fundraiser for a very worthwhile cause - Schmahl Science Workshops offers an after-school career mentorship program that enables pre-K through 12 students to participate in on-going science and engineering research programs.

16th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser:  ”The Science of Success”

Food, wine, live entertainment (that’s me!)

6-10pm, Saturday, November 6, 2010
Quadrus Conference Center
2400 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Tickets available at http://sswevent2010.eventbrite.com

More info on Schmahl Science Workshops:

The Bay Area is home to significant innovation in science and technology.  However many local school districts have eliminated science education from their curriculum. The key is more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educated graduates if we want to continue to be leaders in the global economy. By partnering with schools, institutions of higher education, science based institutions, museums, local governments, and the business community our non-profit, Schmahl Science Workshops (SSW) develops young scientists to participate in the next wave of scientific innovation. We need your help to keep Schmahl Science Workshop strong.  We invite you to join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our students and to learn more about how you can inspire the next generation of scientists.

Comedy Off Broadway

Friday, November 12, 2010, I’ll be headlining Comedy Off Broadway in Oakland.  Looks like it’ll be a fun show with several other local comedians.  Check it out…

8pm, Friday, November 12, 2010

Miss Pearl’s Jam House at The Waterfront Hotel
1 Broadway at Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607 (Map)

Tickets $10
$8 with student/military ID

www.ComedyOffBroadwayOakland.com

Phone: 510.214.COBO (510.214.2626)

info@coboak.com

SkeptiCal 2010 Science & Skepticism Conference

I will be speaking at SkeptiCal 2010, the Northern California Science & Skepticism Conference in Berkeley, April 24.

Other speakers include Eugenie Scott, Seth Shostak, Kirsten Sanford, Brian Dunning, and more.  See the list of speakers.

Green Vanity License Plates

I’ve been performing stand up comedy for two decades. I get all the stage time I need.  But I realize not everyone has such an outlet. And, yet, humans are such complicated, emotional creatures.  They have so much to express!

That’s why I’ve always been fascinated with vanity plates and bumper stickers.  And I’ve always lumped them in with answering machine outgoing messages and Karaoke.  I think, for some people, these might be the only outlets they have through which to express themselves to the world.  They have so much to say – and so little space!  But humans are creative.

And humans that drive the Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicle in the San Francisco Bay Area…  well, they are particularly creative.  And consistent with their message.  I keep seeing hybrids with green-themed vanity plates.  Not every one below is a Prius, but most of them are.

Have you seen any other vanity plates with environmental themes or messages?  Let me know!

Green Wisdom

CO2 Saver

Low Carbon

High MPG

Less Oil

I'm Solar

C2R Seas

I Heart Bikes

Bikes OK

Got Feet

Thanks, as always, to Tara for photo touch-up and editing!

Science Comedian on BoingBoing

I’m on BoingBoing!

Maggie Koerth-Baker posted a YouTube clip of me this morning.  It’s an excerpt from my performance two weeks ago at Wonderfest, the Bay Area science festival.

The entire festival was videotaped by Fora.tv.  You can see the rest of my 15-minute performance here.

Also, a dialogue I moderated entitled Do Robots Make Better Astronauts? (featuring Chris McKay of NASA Ames and Kanna Rajan of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute).

If you’re visiting from BoingBoing… Welcome!

It’s odd to be judged just by these admittedly – purposely – corny bar jokes.  They aren’t exactly representative of my entire act.  They were the silly end to my presentation.

And they also cut the routine short – there are a few more, including the final bar joke which is arguably the best one….  about Helium.

Check out the rest of that performance or see my other YouTube clips:  www.youtube.com/sciencecomedian .  Subscribe!

I’m @sciencecomedian on Twitter.  Follow me!

And check out the science videos I’ve been making for Time Magazine’s website.

Thank you, goodnight!

Science Comedian on Public Radio

Roman Mars of KALW, a San Francisco public radio station, produced a piece on me that aired yesterday on the show Cross Currents:

“The Bay Area is home to some of the smartest people on the planet. So, it makes sense that our brainy nature would demand the occasional brainy entertainment. That’s where Brian Malow, the science comedian, comes in. Malow stopped by KALW to tell Roman Mars why he thinks science is so funny.”

If you have five minutes, you can hear the segment on their website:
Brian Malow, the Science Comedian.

My thanks to Holly Kernan and Roman Mars of KALW

Cross Currents airs at 5pm (Pacific), on FM 91.7, and streams live from the KALW website.