Science Comedy Program EOIs are now open

Graphic with Future Science Talks Sydney Comedy Festival edition

Future Science Talks are offering another science communication opportunity for researchers, this time using comedy, as an extension of their existing talk series.

They have now partnered with the Sydney Comedy School to produce a series of comedy science talks in Sydney.

Ten early to mid-career scientists have completed the Science Comedy Program, and they will feature in Sydney Comedy Festival shows at Enmore Theatre and the Factory Theatre. 

They’ll each give a 10-minute science talk with a comedic spin.  They’ve developed these talks multiple training sessions with a stand-up comedian and a presentation coach.

The goal of the program is twofold.  Firstly, it aims to empower scientists with additional communication tools that they can utilise throughout their career.  Secondly, it aims to bring science to new audiences by utilising comedy to help complex information be more accessible to those without scientific backgrounds.

The Enmore Theatre shows on 13 May and 14 May have sold out, and the Sydney Comedy Festival on the weekend announced an extra show at the Factory Theatre on 20 May

The Science Comedy Program runs twice a year, and EOIs for the next cohort of scientists is open via the Sydney Comedy School’s website (direct link to the EOI form is available here).

Future Science Talks is a monthly show in Sydney for early to mid-career science professionals interested in giving a 10-minute talk in Sydney’s inner east.  Their EOI form for speakers is available here.

The participants of the 2023 May program include:

  • Amanda Khoury – Garvan Institute
  • Sally Hurst – Macquarie University
  • Lorenzo Logi – UNSW
  • Toby Kovacs – Sydney University
  • Marina Ulanova – Center for Healthy Brain Ageing
  • Hannah Kunst – Sydney University
  • Lachlan Grey – Garvan Institute
  • Zoe Xirocostas – UNSW
  • Allegra Angeloni – Garvan Institute
  • Paige Erpf – Macquarie University