Join us for an evening where comedy and science collide. To celebrate the launch of their book, The Humor Code, Peter McGraw, director of the Humor Research Lab (HuRL) at University of Colorado Boulder, and journalist Joel Warner (Wired, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek), are bringing you a show that’s one part science experiment, one part standup show, and one part comedy debate.
You’ll hear about McGraw and Warner’s 91,000-mile adventure studying humor in places like Palestine, Tanzania, the Amazon. You’ll see comedians perform live standup and watch the humor scientists dissect the comedians’ sets. Then the authors and comedians will go head-to-head, debating whether or not it’s truly possible to crack the humor code.
Host and Moderator: Myq Kaplan
Comedy from Mike Drucker, Ophira Eisenberg, Nate Dern & UCB's MUSK improv group