Drunk Science: Gettin Drunk
Dr. Kristen Pleil, Jo Firestone, Nicole Drespel, Dylan Marron
Wed, January 18, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 21 and over
*** A portion of the show's proceeds will be donated to Shatterproof, an organization dedicated to ending the stigma and secrecy associated with addiction. For more information, visit https://www.shatterproof.org/ *** Limited seating *** Lineup subject to change ***
Drunk Science: Gettin Drunk
Drunk Science is an event hosted by comedians Joanna Rothkopf (staff writer at Jezebel), Shannon Odell (neuroscience PhD candidate at Weill Cornell) and Jordan Mendoza (once was pre-med). In each show, three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of real scientists.
Dr. Kristen Pleil
Kristen began her position as an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacology Department at WCM in June 2016. She received her PhD in 2010 from Duke University, where she studied estrogen-mediated neural plasticity during learning and memory in Christina Williams’ lab. She then completed her postdoc in the laboratory of Thomas Kash at the UNC School of Medicine, where she characterized peptide signaling mechanisms of binge alcohol drinking and investigated the effects of chronic exposure to stress and alcohol on limbic circuits.
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn. She has created several poppin' Brooklyn events, including Punderdome 3000, the Annual Inner Beauty Pageant, Bullsh*t History, and Friends of Single People. For more information on upcoming shows, you can visit her website at meatballpresents.tumblr.com
Nicole is an actor-writer-teacher at UCB. She has written for The Chris Gethard Show (Fusion) and Wet Hot American Summer (Netflix). You can check her out every Friday night with Bucky at UCBeast. Nicole has appeared in the sketch shows Yearbook of Revelation (written by Peter Sherer and directed by Dru Johnston and Leslie Meisel) and This is About Smith (written by Leila Cohan-Miccio, directed by Caitlin Bitzegaio). If you like watching things on the internet, check out The Adventures of Young Hillary, a series she wrote for Above Average. Recent Credits: (TV) - 30 Rock ("Judy Person"), Broad City ("Nicole")
Dylan Marron is a Drama Desk-nominated writer, performer, and video maker. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and he plays Ari on the critically acclaimed web series Whatever this is. He is the co-creator and performer of Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite, a 17-character middle school talent show, currently playing monthly at the UCB. An alum of the New York Neo Futurists, Dylan wrote & performed in the hit weekly show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and wrote & directed The Human Symphony, a play entirely performed by randomly selected audience members via instructional mp3 tracks. He is the creator of Every Single Word, a video series that edits down popular films to only feature the words spoken by people of color. He is a writer & correspondent at Seriously.tv, a comedy news channel from Hearst.