Posts Tagged ‘California’

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

SF Sketchfest

8pm, Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 – Eureka Theatre, San Francisco

Sketchfest is an amazing annual event – actually three weeks of events – each January in San Francisco.  This year’s performers include…

Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen, James L. Brooks, David Byrne, Neil Patrick Harris, Garry Shandling, Eugene Mirman, Nerdist Chris Hardwick, Kevin Pollak, Greg Proops, RiffTrax, Will Durst, Bob Goldthwait, Brendon Small, The Sound of Young America, Paul F. Tompkins, Marc Maron, Todd Barry, Bob Odenkirk, Maria Bamford, Greg Behrendt, Doug Benson, Moby, Jimmy Pardo, and many many more.

Oh yeah:  I’m performing along with comedian and cartoonist Michael Capozzola on Wednesday, January 26th, 8pm at the Eureka Theater. Come enjoy an evening featuring two comedic performances! Mike will be doing his food-themed show and I’ll be doing my thing…

Brian Malow – Spontaneous Emissions
and
Michael Capozzola – Regurgitated

8pm, Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
$15

Tickets are available here

You can also choose the option to buy a pass for all Sketchfest events being held at the Eureka Theatre on this page

The Business

8pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

I’ll be a guest comic on a great show in San Francisco’s Mission District. It happens every Wednesday and it’s run by four great locals: Alex Koll, Sean Keane, Chris Garcia, and Bucky Sinister. It’ll be my first time joining them. Here are the details:

The Business
$5
8pm, Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dark Room Theater
2263 Mission (at 18th St.)
San Francisco CA

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

Science Comedy at the Purple Onion, San Francisco

8pm, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

An evening of science comedy – and a couple guests on the show.  Get tickets here!

San Francisco’s Purple Onion, in North Beach, is an awesome venue with a lot of history.

Tickets:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/129964
140 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 956-1653

Crow’s Nest, Santa Cruz

I will be performing at the Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz, CA, on Sunday, April 25, 2010.  Showtime is approximately 9pm.  It’s on Santa Cruz time.

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!

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Yarmulke

I’m a Jew from Texas – a relatively rare breed, we can’t even propagate in the wild.

So, before my migration to Northern California – which is counter to the eastward migratory pattern characteristic of my kind – a migration which, over time, deposits us in the Sunshine State like calcium carbonate on a stalagmite – I had the opportunity to make sociological and psychological observations of an uncommon species.

I hope to someday publish my findings and share with the world these curious and fantastic tales.

The working title of my book is The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Yarmulke.

Smoking in California

Both my parents smoked cigarettes while I was growing up, and I grew to dislike them (the cigarettes, not my parents).

I’m a non-smoker, but not a militant one. In fact, I think some of the smoking restrictions here in California are a little extreme. Maybe even comical.

My favorite example is the San Francisco airport. The only place you are allowed to smoke is in a special glassed-in room. It’s like a terrarium, in which you can view the smokers in a recreation of their natural habitat.

If you haven’t seen it, get to the airport; it’s worth the price of admission. They have a lounging area, and a pacing area (because the smokers need their exercise).

If you come at the right time, you might see a couple out basking on rocks, or fighting amongst themselves. Grooming each other. You see the parents bringing their kids up to read the little plaque: Homo emphysemas.

The only thing they don’t have is one of those coin-operated machines so you can buy cigarettes to toss out to the smokers. That would complete your zoo experience:

“Hey, check it out! He’s smoking the one I threw! Isn’t that cute? Oh my god, that male smoker is trying to mount that female smoker! They’re trying to make little smokers!”