Science Comedy Night: Chris Duffy

with Kasha Patel and Chris Duffy

DC Science Comedy produces evenings of stand-up comedy, funny science stories, songs, and anything else that sounds relevant and fun. Performers include scientists, veteran storytellers, hilarious local and national professional comedians, NYTimes best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and science writers who usually are all working in the science field.

Science Comedy primarily runs shows in Washington, D.C. where it was started by science writer Kasha Patel. Patel is currently looking to expand it to other cities. If you're interested in bringing Science Comedy nights to your city, contact her at DCScienceComedy@gmail.com

Kasha Patel

Kasha Patel fills the unknown demand of Indian female comics from West Virginia. Based in Washington, DC, she loves telling jokes about her odd upbringing and science. She hosts and produces Science Comedy shows, where only science jokes and stories are allowed, in the DC area and around the country. Some describe her stand-up as "thoughtful" while others keep their unsolicited opinions to themselves. She has performed in clubs, comedy festivals, and Chinese restaurants in cities nationwide including Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and New York City. Follow her on Twitter @KashaPatel.

Chris Duffy

Chris Duffy is a comedian, television writer, and podcast host. Chris currently hosts TED’s "How to Be a Better Human" podcast. He created and hosted "You're the Expert," a live show and podcast where three comedians try to guess what a scientist studies all day, and he wrote for both seasons of "Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas" on HBO, executive produced by John Oliver. Chris has performed live in venues as big as a sold out Lincoln Center and as small as a walk-in closet (also sold out). Chris is both a former fifth grade teacher and a former fifth grade student.

07/31/2022 7:00 PM

Door Time: 5:45 PM

Other Showtimes

We are BACK! After countless comedy shows on Zoom and YouTube over the past two years, we will be gracing the stage at the DC Improv with new jokes and bits about science, pandemic, teleworking, and whatever else happened while we learned how to make sourdough bread. The July show features Chris Duffy, host of "How to Be a Better Human."


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Admission / Seating Policies

  • Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • If your party does not fill an entire table, you may be sharing a table with other patrons. The exception is when a ticket is clearly listed as "table for 2," "table for 4," etc. In those cases, your party is guaranteed to have a table to itself.
  • Passes cannot be used for any show listed as a "special event."
  • There is a two-item minimum per customer. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)
  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows.
  • Early shows in the main showroom are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Please note that the size of your party will also affect what seating options are available to you, as certain tables and areas are designated for larger parties.

DC Science Comedy produces evenings of stand-up comedy, funny science stories, songs, and anything else that sounds relevant and fun. Performers include scientists, veteran storytellers, hilarious local and national professional comedians, NYTimes best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and science writers who usually are all working in the science field.

Science Comedy primarily runs shows in Washington, D.C. where it was started by science writer Kasha Patel. Patel is currently looking to expand it to other cities. If you're interested in bringing Science Comedy nights to your city, contact her at DCScienceComedy@gmail.com

Kasha Patel

Chris Duffy