Posts Tagged ‘science comedy’

Sacramento Comedy Spot

8pm, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

An Evening of Science Comedy at The Sacramento Comedy Spot

Tickets are $12, available here:

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

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.

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.

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  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: .  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!

My Bizarros

My friend Dan Piraro is the mastermind (and master hand) behind the cartoon Bizarro.

And, even drawing a daily cartoon – 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year – and being a most active animal rights activist, he somehow finds time to make a daily blog post.  And his blog is hilarious.  He’s a very entertaining writer, he includes a lot of cartoons, and he delights in the playful use of hyperlinks.  Click on every link – it’s always good for a bonus laugh.

Dan and I have collaborated on a handful of cartoons.  Basically, I send him an idea every once in a while and, if he likes it, he plays with it, draws it, makes it a Bizarro cartoon.

Go check out his blog – and here are my favorite collaborations with genius Dan Piraro:












Year of Science – JetBlue and Cell Phones

In conjunction with the COPUS Project’s Year of Science – and the March theme of Physics and Technology – I offer up a bit of humor on bad website usability on the Jet Blue website and also a couple thoughts on cell phones – loud users and shrinking sizes.

Do you think we’ll live to see implantable cell phones?…  or the end of obnoxiously loud cell phone talkers?  When will they realize that technology is here to relieve the strain on their voices?

Stand Up for Evolution!

Continuing our celebration of 2009 as The Year of Science, this is my second video for the COPUS Project.

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LabLit Interviews Science Comedian

I was gone but now I’m back, apparently.

Reasonably objective third-party proof of my existence is to be found in the form of an interview with me on – a website dedicated to “the culture of science in fiction & fact.”

I met LabLit editor Jennifer Rohn at SciFoo this year.  She’s a cell biologist at University College London, a writer for publications such as Nature, and a frequent blogger.  Her first novel, Experimental Heart, has just been published, too.  It’s available from Amazon or directly from the publisher, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. And, of course, it’s an example of “lab lit” – it’s described as a “romantic thriller set against the backdrop of contemporary scientific research.”

Jenny attended my science comedy session at SciFoo, and I participated in a session that she and John Gilbey presented entitled, “Seducing the Public with Science.”  It was one of my favorite sessions and was attended by Ann Druyan, Brother Guy Consolmagno, Kevin Grazier, Ben Goldacre, Tim O’Reilly, Eugenie Scott, Shelley Batts and others.

Anyway, Ian Brooks interviewed me and LabLit is an excellent website worth exploring and here’s a great place to start:

LabLit’s interview with science comedian Brian Malow.