Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Godspeed, John Glenn: 50 Years of Americans in Orbit

On February 20, 1962, perched atop an Atlas rocket, John Glenn was blasted into space at 17,500 miles per hour.  He splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean about five hours later, having orbited the Earth three times, the first American to do so.

Our most recent video for Time.com is a tribute to John Glenn, NASA, and 50 years of Americans in orbit. I wrote it, Tara Fredette was cameraman, and Jim Fields edited.

Godspeed, John Glenn…

Link:
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,1461672138001_2107230,00.html 

Lunar Eclipse Defined by Wikipedia

In celebration of today’s lunar eclipse, Google‘s logo features an animated moon.  When you click through, as usual, you get a page of related search results.

A little while ago, one of the top results included a surprising definition of “lunar eclipse” from Wikipedia:

According to Wikipedia:

Lunar eclipse: A lunar eclipse is when the moon turns black and explodes, releasing a poisonous gas, killing all of humanity.  Of course this can occur only when the Sun, …

The page had already been corrected by the time I saw it.  But the false definition was apparently cached and showing up in Google’s search results, until a little while ago.

I love Wikipedia. But it’s still funny.

Check out the page devoted to Google Doodles.

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

Science Online 2011

Jan. 13-16, 2011 – ScienceOnline2011, Research Triangle Park, NC

I’m thrilled to be attending and participating in ScienceOnline2011 – the fifth annual conference on science and the web in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  My first time!  I’ll be leading a session with Joanne Manaster on communicating science with humor, and I’ll be speaking/performing at the Saturday night banquet.  I’m looking forward to reconnecting with some friends and making some new ones.

#scio11

Science Comedian – the Heat in Arizona

I had a fantastic time performing at the Sacramento Comedy Spot this past Friday.  We had a packed house in an intimate room – and they were just the perfect science-loving crowd.  Or, I should say, science-comedy-loving crowd.

The opening act was the hilariously geeky Nick Pettigrew (link is to a previous set of his), and I did a whopping hour and forty minutes, including some Q&A.  I’ll be putting more clips online soon.  Here’s the first.

My fever-dream inspired by the unbearable heat of an Arizona summer.  Some might fantasize of bikinis and water sports; I can only imagine global devastation, mutation, human extinction…

Link:  Science Comedian Brian Malow – 125 Degrees

Good Day, Sacramento!

This past Friday, I performed at the Sacramento Comedy Spot (in , uh, Sacramento, CA).  To promote the show, I made an early morning appearance on a local TV show, “Good Day, Sacramento.”

I said, “Good day!”

We talked about science and comedy and insect photography.  They even pulled up my photo blog:  InsectPaparazzi.com .

Link:  Science Comedian Brian Malow on Good Day, Sacramento

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.

Solo Sundays

November 14, 2010.  Solo Sundays is a great series of shows at San Francisco’s Stage Werx Theatre.  Each Sunday you get to see not one(1) but two(2) solo performers.  On Sunday, November 14, it will be me and Julia Jackson.  I’ve done it once before and I absolutely love the venue and the management and the audience.  Come check it out…

Solo Sundays at the Stage Werx Theatre
7pm, November 14, 2010

533 Sutter St. @ Powell St.
San Francisco, CA  94102
http://www.stagewerx.org/

info@stagewerx.org

More info:

SOLO SUNDAYS, one of S.F.’s premier showcases for solo performance, presents select samplings of veteran virtuosos and top emerging talent in the intimate StageWerx theater near Union Square. Beyond stand-up and storytelling, solo theater creates casts of thousands – plus special effects -all bursting from a single performer. The results are hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and provocative, ablaze with personal visions.

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

Sacramento Comedy Spot

8pm, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

An Evening of Science Comedy at The Sacramento Comedy Spot

Tickets are $12, available here:
http://saccomedyspot.com/shows/brian-malow-science-comedy/

Sacramento Comedy Spot
1050 20th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 444-3137