You're The Expert
Myq Kaplan, Rick Andrews, Rachel Rosenthal, Expert Guest, Hosted by Chris Duffy
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
You're The Expert
You’re the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of hilarious comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished professor in an obscure field does all day. You won’t want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping, hosted by Chris Duffy.
Find out more and listen to past episodes at http://TheExpertShow.com
Myq Kaplan recently made his debut on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” his half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special debuted earlier this year, and he was recently a Top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” at the New Faces show of the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was voted 2008’s Best Local Comedian in the Boston Phoenix, and won the 2009 NY’s Funniest Standup Competition.
Rick Andrews is a teacher and performer at The Magnet Theater, and has been studying, performing, and teaching improvisation since 1999. He began improvising with Improv Boston, and continued with a stint in Saint Louis, MO. He has been fortunate to learn from many improv greats, including Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, Joe Bill, Mark Sutton, Amy Pohler, Ian Roberts, Will Luera, Jill Bernard, and more.
Rick has taught workshops at improv festivals across the country, including the Boston Improv Festival, Baltimore Improv Festival, Black Box Atlanta, and many more. He co-produces Duofest, an annual festival of improv duos in Philly, PA. He has taught improvisation to people as old as 75 and as young as 6, and has done workshops for production companies and zoos alike.
He enjoys running, putting words on pages, thinking about the brain, and he loves improv more than anything.
Rachel Rosenthal is a performer living in New York City. She specializes in free-form & musical improv, & has showcased these talents in numerous festivals including Chicago, North Carolina Comedy Arts, San Francisco,Providence, Boston, Baltimore, & Women in Comedy Festivals as well as Chicago Sketch Fest.
Rachel currently performs weekly at the The People’s Improv Theater every Wed night at 8pm with Family Haircut. She can also be seen at numerous venues around the city with free-style rapping improv team - North Coast, Boston transplants - Beatloaf, improv duo War Bride, or as a frequent performer at The Scene.
The expert for this taping, a researcher at the Rockefeller University, studies immunotherapy. Join our panel of comedians and your fellow audience members in guessing what "immunotherapy" actually means and what our researcher does all day. Then find out during the live show!
Hosted by Chris Duffy
Chris Duffy is a comedian, improviser, teacher, host, and writer. He's the host and creator of You're the Expert, the show that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Chris is also the editor-in-chief of Paperweight Magazine, a digital humor publication. Chris has performed at colleges and festivals across the country.
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