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Ben Millers Stand-Up Science Hosted by Liam Gibler

Coming to Open Space Studios in Bend in February is a multimedia stand-up comedy show about science.

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Ben Millers Stand-Up Science Hosted by Liam Gibler
Ben Millers Stand-Up Science Hosted by Liam Gibler

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Feb 24, 2024, 7:30 PM

Bend, 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend, OR 97701, USA

About This Event

Ben Miller’s Stand-Up Science

Coming to Open Space Studios in Bend in February is a multimedia stand-up comedy show about science.

It's a show that's equal measures hilarious, educational, and deeply personal. NYC-based scientist and comedian Ben Miller uses stories on topics ranging from his musculoskeletal condition to his childhood history with milk as jumping-off points for scientific and comedic exploration. Using pictures, graphs, and videos, this multimedia comedy show makes science both approachable and delightful. And you probably like that sort of thing, nerd.

For his first few years as a comedian, Ben was extremely hesitant to tell people that he was a scientist with an Ivy League education. Ben worried about coming off as pretentious or unrelatable, something that can easily kill any connection with an audience. Even most other comedians had no idea about his background. But during the lockdowns, he started to reconsider this aversion to discussing his scientific identity and began to realize it was something that made him unique amongst most comedians. Perhaps Ben could combine his skills to both educate and amuse, making science funny and accessible. So, he filmed a few episodes of a web series very uncreatively titled “Stand-Up Science”. He was genuinely nervous about sharing the video, but the response was incredible, so he continued making the web series that has now been developed into the live show that had a completely sold-out run at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and now he's touring around the US and UK.

Ben Miller is an NYC-based comedian who has been working for the past 7 years, and in that time, he's performed at all the top clubs in the city, such as Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Dangerfield's, Carolines, and The Stand. He was once ranked as the top roast battler in NYC. He also has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Columbia University. He's worked with electron microscopes, been a teacher on a science bus, 3D printed cookies, and diffused a few bar fights while on stage. His jokes are sharp and self-deprecating, and he was once called “one of NYC’s best pound-for-pound joke writers” which isn’t saying much considering how little he weighs. In 2023, he was an Artist in Residence at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, the first-ever stand-up comedian selected by the National Parks Arts Foundation.

Tickets $15 online, $20 At The Door

This show is recommended for ages 14+

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