with Alexandra Horowitz, Mara Wilson, Josh Gondelman, H. Jon Benjamin & host Chris Duffy
Thu June 4th, 2015
Minimum Age: 18+
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Show Time: 7:00PM
Event Ticket: $20
Day of Show: $25
free for members
Hosted by Chris Duffy and presented by WBUR, You’re the Expert is a hilarious live show and public radio program that brings academia out of the Ivory Tower and into your iPhone. Watch as three of New York’s funniest comedians try to guess what a leading professor studies all day. Through a series of hilarious games and quizzes, they’ll learn about the professor’s research, how it’s conducted, and why it actually matters. Recommended by both The Onion A.V. Club and PBS NOVA, You’re the Expert is fun, it’s funny, and you actually learn something. Don’t miss your chance to see this live taping right in downtown NYC!
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You’re The Expert (live)
Hosted by Chris Duffy and presented by WBUR, You’re the Expert is a hilarious live show and podcast that brings academia out of the ivory tower and into your iPhone. Watch as three of New York’s funniest comedians try to guess what a leading professor studies all day. Through a series of hilarious games and quizzes, they’ll learn about the professor’s research, how it’s conducted, and why it actually matters. Recommended by both The Onion A.V. Club and PBS NOVA, You’re the Expert is fun, it’s funny, and you actually learn something. Don’t miss your chance to see this live taping right in downtown NYC!
Alexandra Horowitzis the author of the bestselling Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know. She teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition at Barnard College, Columbia University. She earned her PhD in Cognitive Science at the University of California at San Diego, and has studied the cognition of humans, rhinoceros, bonobos, and dogs. For seventeen years she shared her home with an unwitting research subject, Pumpernickel, a wonderful mixed breed. Now her Dog Cognition Lab studies the behavior of owned dogs to keep discovering what they see, smell, and know.
Before her scientific career, Horowitz worked as a lexicographer at Merriam-Webster and served on the staff of The New Yorker. Her latest book, On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes, was published in 2013. She lives in New York City with her husband, young son, and two large, non-heeling dogs.
Mara Wilson is a storyteller, writer, and recovering child actor best known for her roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire. She is the host of What Are You Afraid Of? a storytelling and comedy show about fears and phobias, and the author of the book Where Am I Now? which will be available September 2016 through Penguin books.
@marawritesstuff on Twitter
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Last spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March of 2016 at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart). Josh has earned a Peabody Award, an Emmy, and a WGA Award for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published October 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh wrote for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker.
H. Jon Benjamin
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, H. Jon Benjamin has garnered an extensive list of credits as a writer, producer and actor in some of television’s most entertaining series. Benjamin plays the title character on two series. He is the voice of “Sterling Archer” in FX’s animated hit “Archer,” which gave him a 2010 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. Benjamin is also the voice behind “Bob Belcher” in FOX’s “Bob’s Burgers.” Jon produced and starred in “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” for Comedy Central.
host Chris Duffy
Chris Duffy is a standup comedian and improviser who has performed at colleges and festivals throughout the country (including SF Sketchfest, Caltech, Brown, Harvard, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Cambridge Science Festival, and more). Chris is also the creator and host of You’re the Expert, a live show and public radio program on WBUR where three comedians try to guess what a professor studies all day. Don’t confuse him with professional bodybuilder Chris Duffy. While they share identical names and physiques, they are different people.
In addition to comedy, Chris is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Makeshift Magazine, and Wag’s Revue. Chris, a former fifth grade teacher, leads workshops at schools and universities on using humor in the classroom and consults on various projects at the intersection of comedy, education, and communication.
Chris Duffy official site