Seattle is a hub for science, tech, gaming, and other geekiness. With Geeky Comedy Seattle, I hope to create a space for geeky comedy, storytelling, music, and spoken word – supporting both new and experienced performers in their endeavors to work on educational content or get into a new form of science communication.
I organize writer’s hours, monthly open mics, workshops, and variety shows (or at least hope to in the near future!). To find out more about future shows and workshops, whether you are interested in taking part or sitting in the audience, you can sign up for the newsletter using this link or contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming shows, open mics, and workshops
Possibly every Saturday – VIRTUAL Geeky Open Mic
Come see it live on https://www.instagram.com/valeriebenti/
Comedians, storytellers, singers, and poets: come and see the indisputable proof that Nerdy is the New Cool!
This free open mic is a safe space for both new and experienced comedians to try out some new, “smarter” material, or researchers to have a go at stand-up. This is a space to experiment (science!) with comedy, songs, the spoken word, or anything really as long as it’s geeky!
Distant Worlds Coffeehouse is a safe space for geeks of all stripes. Material that is racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, anti-trans, anti-immigrant or otherwise ‘punching down’ is not welcome.
*POSTPONED* – GEEK OUT! at Emerald City ComicCon
Join us for an extra geeky edition of GEEK OUT!, the variety comedy show for nerds at Emerald City ComicCon. Show from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm in WSCC Room 3A, featuring Rosemarie Keenan and Abner Senires.
Emerald City ComicCon has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. You can find more information on their website.
More to be announced soon!
Past shows, open mics, and workshops
Saturday, March 7 – Forth Edition of Geeky Open Mic
Monday, February 24 – Science Comedy Showcase at Science On Tap
Science can be funny! Come hear three scientists – Kaitlyn Casimo, Elizabeth Crummy, and Phil Swan – tell you more about how funny their work is in this special comedy edition of Science on Tap!
February 14, 15 & 16 – Science Comedy with Dr. Matthew Murtha
Come and laugh with scientist and comedian Dr. Matthew Murtha (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Dark Side of Research, Jim Gaffigan, Judah Friedlander) as he uses comedy and conversation in this hysterical one hour program to reveal the life of researchers beyond the stereotypes. Featuring headline news from the latest in research and tech, anecdotes from the life of a researcher, and diverse guests sharing their experiences as a scientist, this show will make you laugh and learn!
This event was hosted by Valerie Bentivegna (Bright Club, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, GEEK OUT!), and featured a different special guest every night:
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Workshop and show at Nerdfaire 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – Third edition of the Geeky Open Mic
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – GEEK OUT!
GEEK OUT! is an educational comedy variety show highlighting the fun(ny) side of research! The show is inspired by the often hilarious and bizarre world of STEM, providing a unique insight on research life and culture and promoting the idea that a scientist can be anybody and everybody! This show, featuring songs, standup, and comedic storytelling, will make you laugh and learn!
The first edition took place on Saturday November 16, 2019 at Big Time Brewery. Hosted by science comedian Kyle Marian (The Symposium: Academic StandUp, Asian AF NYC, Woke AF, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UCB), featuring performances by Valerie Bentivegna, Valentina Ferro, Tara Christian, Winlar, and Andy Iwancio!
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – The very first Geeky Open Mic at Wayward Coffeehouse