The Sciences

Science can be funny

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitFeb 6, 2009 12:37 PM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

I like to think I'm something of a funny guy. I once won fourth place in a comedy contest in college, and the guy who won second place plagiarized Stephen Wright. So really I did pretty well. Don't ask how many people competed. Science is actually a pretty wealthy hunting ground for humor. The Big Bang Theory is still slaying me when I watch it, and sometimes they put in jokes you kinda have to be a scientist or a geek to get. Brian Malow not only agrees with me (I assume) but he's taken it a step farther: he's a science-based stand-up comedian. He has (of course!) a video on YouTube. Not too bad. The virus walking into a bar was pretty funny, and would've been even without the intro part. Now if he can just get regular people to understand why the spherical cow joke is so funny... Tip o' the funny bone to... my mom. Yes, my mom.

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

1 free articleSubscribe
Discover Magazine Logo
Want more?

Keep reading for as low as $1.99!

Subscribe

Already a subscriber?

Register or Log In

More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2022 Kalmbach Media Co.