The Scientists

The Scientists

Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed, Zach Raffio, Ayo Edebiri, Saurin Choksi, Jenny Nelson

Fri · December 21, 2018

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

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

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

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

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."
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.
Zach Raffio
Zach Raffio
Zach Raffio is a NY based comedian + writer. He currently writes for satirical website The Hard Times, hosts the crime-themed standup show "Hit Me Baby One More Crime" at New York's Sidewalk Cafe, and co-hosts the romantic comedy podcast "The Meet Cute" with HaleyJane Rose and Edward Precht. He is not afraid of you.
Ayo Edebiri
Ayo Edebiri
Ayo is a Boston born, Brooklyn based comedian and writer. She wasn't good enough for the Celtics, but is making this work. She's performed in readings, musicals, and improv shows at places like UCB, the PIT, and Dixon Place. She's also appeared in videos for Refinery29 and Funny Or Die. She's in the sketch group Lo-Fi and currently works on The Rundown on BET as the Writers’ Assistant.
Saurin Choksi
Saurin Choksi
Saurin Choksi does comedy and makes good things in New York City. He's currently a writer on the Facebook / Refinery 29 talk show, "After After Party." A few years back he won The Boston Comedy Festival. He hosted a tv show on Fuse called White Guy Talk Show where he talked about pop culture and wore suits he couldn't afford. He's done a bunch of comedy festivals--Limestone, Bridgetown, and SF Sketch are his favorites. His stand up has been featured on FoxTV and Sirius/XM radio. He made internet videos for Seriously.tv and internet trolls seriously trolled him. He is a proud alumni of Chicago's Lincoln Lodge.

Choksi's joys are the two live stand up showcases he runs: Comedians You Should Know NYC and Brown Privilege Comedy. Everyone will tell you they are dope.

Chox dreams about one day building a robot who will be his son. He loves his girlfriend, his family, and 4 of his friends. He thinks you should be nice to yourself and is impressed by your power.
Jenny Nelson
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/