Thursday, June 7, 2018

Science Riot takes “binary introverts” and gives them a crash course in comedy

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click to enlarge Science Riot Comedy Encore, June 8, space-themed activities and cash bar from 6:30-8 p.m., show from 8-10 p.m., Space Foundation, scienceriot.org. - COURTESY SCIENCE RIOT
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  • Science Riot Comedy Encore, June 8, space-themed activities and cash bar from 6:30-8 p.m., show from 8-10 p.m., Space Foundation, scienceriot.org.
It’s always nice to be part of an exclusive group. In this case, we’re one of only four cities in which Science Riot hosts their comedy workshops and stand-up routines — a unique brand of comedic education that takes scientists out of their labs and classrooms and puts them onstage. The key, and the point, of Science Riot is to take “binary introverts” who also happen to be experts in their field of study (be it biology, physics or even the humanities), and give them a crash course in comedy writing. The result? A 5- to 10-minute routine that ends up both educational and hilarious. “A TED talk, but funny,” the Science Riot website says. Tonight, attendees won’t just be seeing fresh-from-the-workshop performers, but those who have already cut their teeth onstage and earned themselves an encore. If you need more incentive to go, the event will be at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, where you can check out its rad exhibits, get some food at the Rocky Mountain BBQ Food Truck, and get a drink pre-show. Keep in mind, the event is 18-plus. Just because it’s educational doesn’t mean it’s for kids.

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