You Should Know This! Nerd Comedy
You Should Know This! is a nerd comedy show where serious ideas meet ridiculous comedy. Think TedTalk + comedy game show. Listen to experts discuss important topics you should know while comedians riff on stage and you win fun, silly prizes for being a nerd.
This month’s show is Tissue Engineering! Lab-Grown Cells, Organs, and More!
Need a new lung? Or a filet mignon? Why not grow it in the lab? That is the future we’re racing towards with advances in tissue engineering. Cell-based organs and meat are opening up new frontiers and changing how we eat and repair our bodies. To help us understand these amazing developments is biomedical engineer George Engelmayr, a former professor at Penn State and currently leading the bioprocess engineering team at Memphis Meats, a mission-driven company developing cell-based meat without slaughtering animals.
Joining him on stage will be host Kevin Whittinghill and comedians Mark Smalls (SF Punchline) and Julie Ash (SF Sketchfest).