Drunk Science Presents Climate Change
635 Sacket St.
718-855-3388 Price: $5-$8
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Drunk Science is an event hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf (staff writer at Jezebel), Shannon Odell (neuroscience PhD candidate at Weill Cornell) and Jordan Mendoza (once was pre-med). In each show, three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists.
Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Matt Rogers is a comedian, actor and writer based in NYC, originally from Long Island. He was selected as one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch 2016. Matt is the artistic director of the musical sketch comedy group Pop Roulette (Comedy Central Comics To Watch 2015). He is a proud alumnus of the NYU sketch group Hammerkatz, and his work has been featured on Above Average, Reductress, College Humor, Funny Or Die and MTV, among others. Matt is also an actor and director with Story Pirates and a member of the sketch group Chess Club Comedy. His biggest comedic influence is Eva Longoria.
Dr. Kate Marvel (NASA, Columbia)
Dr. Kate Marvel is a theoretical physicist and an associate research scientist at both the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, which is is affiliated with the Columbia Earth Institute, and Columbia Engineering School, where she is a member of the Department of Applied Physics and Mathematics. Her research focuses on how human activities affect the climate and what we can expect in the future.