This past July, I won a Feast Mass grant to produce You're the Expert, a live show and radio broadcast that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Thanks to Feast, You're the Expert has taken off and this next taping is our biggest show ever! This show is a reality because of the support of the Feast community and I would love to have you come be a part of the live studio audience.
What is You're the Expert? Recorded in front of a live studio audience, You're the Expert connects Boston’s legendary academic community with the artistic, creative community. Too often, only a small group is made aware of important research and discoveries. At the same time, there's a huge audience for comedy, but the subject matter tends to be frivolous. You're the Expert bridges these worlds, attracting a comedy audience while providing them with meaningful content. Each show features an expert in a specialized field. The audience and three comedians, actors, musicians or artists each try to guess as to what the expert actually does all day. Then, the expert dissects how wildly wrong (or right) the ideas about his or her field were. The show ends with an interview where we find out what they actually actually study and why their field is important. It's funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.
So far, we've featured experts from Harvard, Tufts, MIT and Boston University including a microarchaeologist, a psycholinguist, a physicist studying bacterial biofilms, and an ethnomusicologist.
When/where is it? We're taping on Tuesday, November 27th (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) 8:00–9:30pm at the Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge.
How do I get tickets? Tickets are available online through the Oberon website and I've set up a special discount code (just type in: FEAST) that gets you 25% off.
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS (or use this link)
I hope to see you on the 27th! We've got two incredible experts lined up, both of whom do some fascinating research that I bet you haven't heard about before. One just got back from a business trip to Kazakhstan (true story). I've also got some of the best comedians, writers, and entertainers in Boston who are guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
Whether you make it out to the show or not, thank you for helping to make this dream a reality,