Friday, April 16, 2010
Science Comedy – Hilarious!
There are many genres of comedy – political, sports, workplace; the list is long with what makes people laugh, but science comedy? I didn’t even know that genre existed until lately, but there is actually a guy who specializes in it (see inset Youtube sample). His name is Tim Lee, a scientist-turned-comedian, who has a Ph.D. in Biology and spent years developing simulation and analytics models of population dynamics. He calls himself the “PowerPoint Comedian” because his main prop is a computer displaying PowerPoint slides. Watching his act is like attending a science lecture with graphs and charts, the only difference is that his material is hilarious – especially to a Physics Groupie like me! Try it, you’ll like it.