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


Sci­ence Come­di­an Bri­an Mal­ow
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.


8pm, Wednes­day, May 11, 2011

Roost­er T. Feath­ers Com­e­dy Club
157 W. El Camino Real
Sun­ny­vale, CA 94087


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.

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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
Michael Capoz­zo­la – Regur­gi­tat­ed

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

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
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

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

Phone: 510.214.COBO (510.214.2626)

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.

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

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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!”