Science Riot is an educational 501(c)(3) organization that produces and consults on informal science outreach events. Our goal is to create a public that is enthusiastic about science through innovative programming, comedy, outreach, and entertainment.
In our first year (June 2015-June 2016) our staff organized, hosted, moderated, and presented at twenty five science outreach events in Colorado – reaching a combined audience of 2,700 science enthusiasts.
Since then we have expanded our science comedy workshops and have graduated over a hundred scientists to the standup comedy stage. We now have workshops and volunteer production teams in Denver, Colorado Springs, Little Rock, and coming soon to Pittsburgh and Chicago.
Past Combined Experience:
The Peer Revue - Scientists Doing Stand-up
The Peer Revue is a new program where scientists attempt stand-up comedy for the first time live on stage, after a workshop series in comedy writing and performance featuring professional comedians. Venues include the Denver Museum for Nature and Science, the Colorado University South Denver Museum, and the Space Foundation Discovery Center. (2016)
Denver Comic Con - Science Panels
“The Real Science of Zombies” featured state epidemiologists and a microbiologist discussing diseases, outbreak control, and prevention. “What Scientists Have Learned Since Jurassic Park” featured four museum curators and paleontologists discussing advances in the field. Each panel was at the maximum capacity of 300 attendees, and several hundred more were turned away at the door. (2016)
Nerd Nite - Denver
Performed science/comedy sets to demonstrate the Peer Revue concept. Graduates from our workshops afterwards participated in an additional three Nerd Nite events as speakers.
Super Science Mashup – Colorado Springs
A monthly series about science in pop-culture with several guest scientists, taking place at Ivywild School owned by Bristol Brewery. Topics include the physics of Star Wars, The Martian (featuring a NASA astronaut speaker), artificial intelligence, and CSI. 14 events in total. (2015-2016)
Science on Tap - Colorado Springs
A monthly discussion with a scientists taking place at Jack Quinn’s. (2015-2016)
Colorado Springs Science Center
Advising on programs such as the Colorado Springs Science Festival and Maker Faire which atracted more than 15k attendees. (2015)
Skeptics in the Pub – Little Rock
A monthly series with guests scientists that explored common myths, misperceptions, and pseudoscience in pop culture. (2011-2013)
Science After Dark – Little Rock Museum of Discovery
Regularly featured themed experimental exhibits as part of the Science After Dark series. (2012-2013)
Geeks ‘N Taps – North Carolina
Organized chemistry talks at a local brewery as part of a state-wide program. (2012-2013)