Future Science Talks: Comedy Edition

Future Science Talks: Comedy Edition

from $20.30

05 - 14 Sep | 1 hour Waywards at the Bank

We are back after sold-out 2023 shows!

30 scientists have partnered with comedians to infuse humour and laughs into scientific talks. Laugh and learn at the same time!

Future Science Talks: Comedy Edition returns after sold-out shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival and Science Week!

Each show features 5 scientists (30 in total across all 6 shows), who have partnered with comedians to bring laughter to their science talks.

Laugh and learn at the same time!

How is Australia leading the world in psychedelic therapies? Do kangaroos have friends? Can we cultivate meat? And can science predict the next gen of emojis?

Come hear the answers to these questions and more from Sydney’s best new and emerging scientists.

This is a joint production by Future Science Talks and the Sydney Comedy School.

6:30pm, Tuesday September 5
Faraidoon Haghdoost (headaches), Inna Osmolovsky (plants), Toby Kovacs (cockroaches), Tanja Rosenqvist (toilets, Julia Forkgen (DNA)

8:00pm, Tuesday September 5
Saul Wodak (greenwashing), Jared Bergman (cultivated meat), Taylor Szyszka (crops), Levi Tegg (ice), Kovi Rose (stars)

6:30pm, Tuesday September 12
Elizabeth Surovic (blennies), Lorenzo Logi (emojis), Jack Wilson (drugs), Joshua Karras (vaccines), Ian Woolf (zombies)

8:00pm, Tuesday September 12
Joel Raymond (sleep), Savannah O’Connell (mRNA), Hannah Kunst (psychology), Elisabetta De Simone (letters), Ellie Solomons (decarbonisation)

6:30pm, Thursday September 14
Samantha Burke (corals), William Jorgensen (psychedelics), Alex Kilby (emojis), Nora Campbell (kangaroos), Paige Erpf (yeast)

8:00pm, Thursday September 14
Narjis Fatima (cancer), Marcus Greenwood (plantmums), Kate Gunther (endometriosis), Suraj Samtani (dementia), Sally Hurst (fossils)

Show details

Show details
  • 05 - 14 Sep | 1 hour
  • Venue 1: Waywards at the Bank
Performance notes
  • Content warnings: Coarse Language
Venue details & accessibility
Waywards at the Bank

324 King St, Newtown 2042 (Gadigal Country)
Telephone: (02) 8568 1900


Multiple level space - Waywards occupies the top floor and is a dedicated performance space

How to enter:
Lift to top level (WAYWARDS)

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  • Future Science Talks & the Sydney Comedy School