Brian is one of those unique comedians who is capable to not only make you laugh but also make you think.
During our conversation we discuss topics such as: the name science comedian and the potential tension between science and comedy; serious comedy, mixing humor with scientific truth and making people think; how Brian became a comedian; the connections between science and science fiction; his favorite science fiction writers; his hobbies of insect photography and writing short sci fi stories; his take on the technological singularity and our chances of surviving it.
(As always you can listen to or download the audio file above or scroll down and watch the video interview in full.)
Who is Brian Malow?
Brian is a science comedian, based in San Francisco, who has performed for the American Chemical Society, the National Association of Science Writers, Apple, Dell, JPL, NIST, AGU and other acronyms.
He produces science videos for Time Magazine’s website, and audio essays for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s radio show.
Brian has led workshops and given presentations to train scientists to become better speakers for the National Science Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Research Council of Canada.
He has been featured on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and on A&E, and in the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Nature.
- Robert J. Sawyer on Singularity 1 on 1: The Human Adventure is Just Beginning
- Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy
- Most of Brian Malow’s Time Magazine Videos