Posts Tagged ‘stand up comedy’

Upcoming San Francisco Shows

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I have two(2) big San Fran­cis­co shows com­ing up – plus, a bonus appear­ance at Ignite SF.  One show is this week, part of SF Sketch­fest – the oth­ers are just around the cor­ner:  Feb­ru­ary 8 and 9.  Details and links… to more details and links:

This Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 26, see two one-man shows for the price of one.  At the Eureka The­atre, come­di­an and car­toon­ist Michael Capoz­zo­la will present his food-themed mul­ti­me­dia show “Regur­gi­tat­ed,” and I’ll be doing my lat­est sci­ence com­e­dy: “Spon­ta­neous Emis­sions.”  Join­ing us will be the amaz­ing Mike Mee­han for a spe­cial cameo.

Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 9, join me at the San Fran­cis­co Punch Line Com­e­dy Club for an evening of sci­ence humor – again, “Spon­ta­neous Emis­sions.”  My good friend Ngaio Bealum will join me as a guest per­former.  Call the club and make reser­va­tions in advance!  This show will sell out.

And for some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent…  the 2nd Annu­al Glob­al Ignite Week is com­ing.  I’ll be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the San Fran­cis­co event at Pub­lic Works on Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 8.  Ignite is an evening of 5-minute talks with 20 slides each, that auto-advance every 15 sec­onds.  Pre­sen­ta­tions are by artists, tech­nol­o­gists, and oth­er thinkers – designed to be of inter­est to geeks.  16 speak­ers!  A huge vari­ety of top­ics.  My pre­sen­ta­tion will be called “How Wine Saved the World.”  True sto­ry.  Be there!

And, seri­ous­ly – even if you’re not in the SF Bay Area, please for­ward this link to some­one who is!  Thanks!

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

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

Sci­ence Come­di­an Bri­an Mal­ow
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.


8pm, Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 9, 2011

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

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


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 and and

Bad Science in Star Wars has a short video of me per­form­ing at the recent Won­der­fest sci­ence fes­ti­val in Berke­ley.  I’m talk­ing about bad sci­ence in sci­ence fic­tion movies, and the exam­ple in the clip is a clas­sic moment from Star Wars…

Link to video on YouTube

Link to video on

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: .

Link:  Sci­ence Come­di­an Bri­an Mal­ow on Good Day, Sacra­men­to

Georgetown University – Free Show

Fri­day, Octo­ber 22, 2010. As part of the inau­gu­ral USA Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing Fes­ti­val, I will be per­form­ing 8pm, Fri­day night, Octo­ber 22, 2010, at George­town Uni­ver­si­ty – and it’s free and open to the pub­lic (that’s YOU!).

For details:
Ratio­nal Com­e­dy for an Irra­tional Plan­et – An Evening of Sci­ence Humor

My friend Norm Gold­blatt, the Phun­ny Physi­cist, will also appear. 

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo Sunday

As part of the inau­gu­ral USA Sci­ence & Engi­neer­ing Fes­ti­val, I will be per­form­ing mul­ti­ple shows.

At the huge week­end Expo – which is free and open to the pub­lic (that’s YOU!) – I will be doing 20-minute sets:

Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 23, 2010, 2:30pm – on the Wilson Plaza stage

Sun­day, Octo­ber 24, 2010, 3:30pm – on the Nation­al Mall stage

And check out my full-length show on Fri­day night at George­town Uni­ver­si­ty – also free. 

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 


Sun­day, Novem­ber 7, 2010. Once again I am thrilled to be per­form­ing at Won­der­fest – the Bay Area’s long-running fes­ti­val of sci­ence.  This is their 12th annu­al event – and my third time par­tic­i­pat­ing.

As always, it’s a 2-day event – Sat­ur­day on the Stan­ford cam­pus and Sun­day on the Berke­ley cam­pus.

I am only attend­ing Sun­day, Novem­ber 7, at UC Berkeley’s Stan­ley Hall.  I will per­form and then mod­er­ate a dia­logue:

3pm:  Sci­ence Laughs with Sci­ence Come­di­an Bri­an Mal­ow

4pm:  Mod­er­a­tor for  “Do We Under­stand the Struc­ture of the Uni­verse?” – a dia­logue between Lloyd Knox, a physics pro­fes­sor from UC Davis, and Chung-Pei Ma, an astron­o­my prof from Berke­ley

And, in between my two slots, you can enjoy a live pod­cast of “This Week in Sci­ence” with my friends Dr.Kiki and Justin! 

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