Monday, August 19, 2013

Sponsored Giveaway: Science + Comedy = An awesome way to spend Thursday night.

One of the things I just love about Melbourne is the huge variety of events that are on. You could go out and do something awesome every night of the week if you wanted to, no matter how obscure your tastes. 

For instance, if you're interested in the part of the nerdy Venn Diagram that overlaps "Science" and "Comedy", then you're in for a real treat.
I have been given some free tickets to the Science Week Comedy Roadshow that's happening this Thursday and Friday in Melbourne & Ballarat respectively to give away. I have one double pass for each show - so if you want to take one of your awesome nerdy friends along to a great comedy gig, keep reading!

Here's what they say in the press release:

Hosted by Good News Week’s Claire Hooper, two separate shows will run over Thursday 22 August and Friday 23 August, held at RMIT’s Kaleide Theatre in Melbourne, and 1870 Founders Theatre at the University of Ballarat.

A line-up of comedians will mix up a test-tube of wit, sarcasm, slapstick and irony with explosive results. A science in its own right, learn the funny side of human biology, physics and energy, health and medical science, space, astronomy and technology and much more.

Claire Hooper says the Science Comedy Roadshow is an opportunity to celebrate all that is inherently funny about science, and win science a few more fans along the way.“If you doubt that science is funny, consider this: farts are science in action!”

“I’ve always loved putting a little science in my comedy; it’s fascinating and a fertile ground for jokes. We’re going to make this the National Science Week event that has people rolling in the aisles as well as understanding the kinetic energy affecting their bodies when they do.”, she added.

Tickets are $15 or $10 concession and are available to purchase online at

So, if you want to win, it's really easy - comment on this post with why you think science is awesome and funny (bad science puns and jokes welcomed), tell me your email address and I'll pick some winners tomorrow!



  1. Omega I want the Melbourne tix! Science is awesome because something that is unknowable and weird and inexplicable becomes knowable (and still weird) and possibly replicatable; and it's funny because nerds know the best puns. :o)

    Steph (find me on the facebooks)

  2. Science is as funny and unpridictable as a fart... was that solid, liquid or gas?

    As I unfortunately don't live in melb I'd give the tix to a friend.

    Steph Le P.