The Scientists

The Scientists

Jo Firestone, Josh Gondelman, Bowen Yang, Friends Who Folk, Madelyn Freed, Bess Lovejoy, Blythe Roberson

Tue · August 1, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

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

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.

The Scientists: Artificial Intelligence Ep 1

Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on WFMU. She was recently named a New Face at the 2016 Just for Laughs Festival. If you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. If you don't like puns, please disregard. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city. Hope you like basements!
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.
Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang is a comedian, producer and formerly a mediocre chemistry major based in Brooklyn, NY. He creates and produces various live shows in New York, including "LIVE ON BROADGAY" at Littlefield, "LAKE HOMO HIGH" at The Annoyance, and the "LAS CULTURISTAS" podcast with Matt Rogers. TV credits include "BROAD CITY" and "THE OUTS." He performs sketch with POP ROULETTE—named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch"—and occasionally performs stand-up around the city. His work has been featured on Above Average, The Onion News Network, Mashable, and CollegeHumor.
Friends Who Folk
Friends Who Folk
Friends Who Folk is musical comedy duo Ned Riseley and Rachel Wenitsky. Their songs and videos have been featured on The New Yorker's website.
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.
Bess Lovejoy
Bess Lovejoy
Bess Lovejoy is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses (Simon & Schuster, 2013), an editor at mental_floss, and a researcher for books and film. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Believer, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Boston Globe, The Public Domain Review, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. Previously, she was an editor for Smithsonian.com and worked on the Schott’s Almanac series for five years. She is a member of The Order of the Good Death and Death Salon.
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian who lives in Brooklyn. She is a contributor to The New Yorker, The Onion, and ClickHole and a staffer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is currently writing a book, How To Date Men When You Hate Men, for Flatiron Books. Blythe is a member of the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC and hosts two variety shows at Union Hall: "The Scientists" and "Book Club."
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/