EMCF 2017: The Scientists

EMCF 2017: The Scientists

Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed, Harris Mayersohn, Bennett Ferris, and more!

Fri · September 15, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Founded in 2008 by Julie Smith Clem and Eugene Mirman, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival that celebrates a close-knit comedy community, while making fun of the trappings of mainstream festival programming.
The Scientists
The Scientists
Comedians and "scientists" Madelyn Freed (The Annoyance) and Blythe Roberson (New Yorker, The Onion) investigate a new scientific topic each month. From AI to romantic attraction to body decomposition, Madelyn and Blythe give an hour-long lecture with help from NYC's funniest comedians. At the end of every show, they bring out an actual scientific authority to pester with questions and to tell them where they went wrong.
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson is a comedy writer and art tart who lives in NYC. She is a contributor to ClickHole and a headline contributor to The Onion. Her work has appeared on The New Yorker dot com, McSweeney's, and the Hairpin. She has created and starred in too many web series to count.
Madelyn Freed
Madelyn Freed
Madelyn Freed is a comedian moonlighting as a software developer. She performs long-form improv secretly. Freed is the founder of the Crone Collective, an organization that throws parties designed for you to meet your best friend.
Harris Mayersohn
Harris Mayersohn
Harris Mayersohn is a writer, comedian and producer residing in Brooklyn, NY.

He currently works on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he plays recurring character, Stoney Von Dankington. He has also made appearances on Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang! and IFC's Comedy Crib.

Harris has contributed original writing to McSweeney's, Paste Magazine, Splitsider, ALSO Mag and writes monthly columns for The Higgs Weldon. He has contributed jokes to The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Oh, and Harris has performed at venues and festivals all over the country including Crom Comedy Fest, the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, Comedyworks, The Stand and a whole bunch more, you get it. He produces and hosts a monthly stand-up/variety how called JUST A SHOW in Williamsburg.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/