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May 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm| $8
We’re excited to announce Drunk Science – a new event hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf (science writer at Salon), Shannon Odell (neuroscience PhD at Weill Cornell) and Jordan Mendoza (once was pre-med). Drunk Science is a show where three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists.
The show will debut at Annoyance Theatre on Saturday, May 30th with comedians Joe Pera, Natasha Vaynblat and Gary Richardson. This month we will will be joined by astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and astronomer Kelle Cruz (see bios below).
Caleb Scharf (@caleb_scharf) is the director of astrobiology at Columbia University. His extensive research career has covered cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, and exoplanetary science, and he currently leads efforts to understand the nature of exoplanets and the environments suitable for life in the universe. He is the winner of the 2011 Chambliss Award from the American Astronomical Society for his textbook Extrasolar Planets and Astrobiology, and the Guardian newspaper has cited his Life, Unbounded blog at Scientific American as one of the “hottest science blogs”, with an annual readership of over 350,000. His popular science book, The Copernicus Complex, was The Times of London ‘Science book of the year’, and long-listed for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson award.
Kelle Cruz (@kellecruz) is a professional astronomer, a professor at Hunter College and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Her primary research interest is the observational study of low mass stars and brown dwarfs. She is active in promoting collaboration and open science practices and is the founder and editor of the AstroBetter.com blog and wiki for professional astronomers.
The Annoyance Theatre is located at 367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 between South 4th and 5th Sts. Subway: J M Z to Marcy Ave or L to Bedford.
Venue #: 718-569-7810
Ticket price: $8 presale and at the door
Website for tickets: https://theannoyance.com/events/event/drunk-science/