We’re doing another Star Talk Live with Neil deGrasse Tyson, me and special guest Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory, Blossom) on February 24th in Brooklyn at BAM! Tickets will go on sale 2/5/14.
I will be on tour for a few weeks before that in NC, GA, KY, OH, Pittsburgh & Ithaca. Click one the phrase clicky-clicky-show-show-info for show info.
Here’s a new episode of Star Talk Radio, “Cosmic Queries: Science Fiction – The Sequel.” Neil deGrasse Tyson and I answer fan’s science questions about science fiction.
I’m going on tour in February. Opening for me will be the awesome, Austin-based poet Derrick Brown. Here’s a nice thing the New York Times (still the paper of record! Sorry, Rush Limboob!) said about Derrick’s writing, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.”
We’ll be in NC (Asheville and Carrboro), GA, KY, OH (Lakewood and Columbus), Pittsburgh and Ithaca, NY! Click on the crappy screen grab of my tour dates to go to my Live Shows page where there’s more info and links to tickets.
Here’s Part 2 of StarTalk Live with Neil, Stephen Gorevan of Honeybee Robotics, W. Kamau Bell, Jason Sudeikis and me:
Robots can’t laugh, but the crowd never stopped when StarTalk Live went back to the Bell House for the 6th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Guests included Stephen Gorevan of Honeybee Robotics, the makers of robotic equipment used on NASA’s Mars Rovers, along with comedians W. Kamau Bell and Jason Sudeikis. In Part 1, host Neil deGrasse Tyson leads a conversation about robots and space exploration, from Voyager 1 to the Mars Opportunity, Spirit and Curiosity Rovers and beyond. You’ll learn what actually defines a robot, why some robots are built to mimic humans and others are built to perform certain tasks, and the benefits and drawbacks of using
robots vs. people. You’ll also find out about the New Horizons mission to Pluto, Robonaut 2 on the ISS, and the plans to send a nuclear powered robotic mole to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, to dig through its icy surface to explore the ocean beneath.
I’m doing a few tour dates in the north east. The first one is in Northampton, MA at the Academy of Music on 11/30 with Mehran Khaghani and Zach Livingston.
I can’t wait to return to Western Mass and joke around about Thornes Market, the PVTA and Bart’s Ice Cream (where I used to work! — the one in Northampton (not Amherst) — that’s now Pizzaria Sam’s — that’s probably not what it’s called, but that’s what I decided to call it based on Google street view).
Here is part one of the Star Talk Radio Live that we recorded at Town Hall with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Buzz “I will punch you in the face if you harass me and say I never walked on the moon” Aldrin and Daily Show guest-host John Oliver.
I’m happy to announce the 6th annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival from September 26th to the 29th, featuring world-class entertainers, including: Kristen Schaal, Jon Benjamin, Ira Glass, Wyatt Cenac, Jim Gaffigan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Todd Barry, Kurt Braunohler, Bobby Tisdale, Michael Che and many more! Check out the line-up below.
Thursday, Sept 26 @ Bell House
The Urbane Comedy Hour: Non-Stop Courtesy and Culture Through the Prism of Comedy
With: Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan, Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, Wyatt Cenac and special guest!
8:00p Doors, 8:30p Show
Friday, Sept 27 @ Bell House
StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman
6:30p Doors, 7:00p Show
Friday, Sept 27 @ Union Hall
Comics Marc Maron Will Probably Resent in the Next Couple of Years
Hosted by: Jim Tews
With: Seaton Smith, Kate Berlant, Adam Newman and more!
7:30p Doors, 8:00p Show
Friday, Sept 27 @ Bell House
Invite Them Up!
Hosted by: Bobby Tisdale
With: Eugene Mirman, Todd Barry, Michael Che, Mehran Khaghani and more!
9:30p Doors, 10:00p Show
Saturday, Sept 28 @ Bell House
Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen
With: Kristen Schaal, Kurt Braunohler, Eugene Mirman, Nick Turner, Leo Allen, Bridgett Everett and more!
7:00p Doors, 7:30p Show
Saturday, Sept 28 @ Union Hall
Comics We Hope Don’t Move to LA (Though We Understand There Is Much More Work There)
Hosted by: Sean Donnelly
With: Jena Friedman, Dan St Germain, Claudia Cogan, Josh Gondelman
9p doors, 9:30p show
Sunday, Sept 29 @ Bell House
Pretty Good Friends: Celebrating the Season 4 Premiere of Bob’s Burgers!
Performances from Bob’s Burgers Cast Members and Guest Stars.
Followed by an After-Party and live screening of the season premiere.
With: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Jon Benjamin, Larry Murphy and many more!
5:30p doors, 6:00p show.