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400 years ago, 16,000 people had sex to (eventually) make you. This ancestor orgy could fill the Barclays center arena.
Sarah is a science comedy writer based in New York City. In addition to running Hello SciCom, she's executive producing a physics comedy TV show on National Geographic. Previously, she was lead writer for Neil deGrasse Tyson's Emmy-nominated TV show, StarTalk. She performs stand-up mostly around NYC, mostly about psychedelics. She's written comedy for UCB, Fox, CBS, and the White House Press Correspondents Dinner. She was the lead comedy writer at Hanson Robotics for Sophia the Robot. She wrote her Harvard thesis on comedy because what screams funny like 130 pages of MLA-formatted, academic text?

the Team

There are more ways to arrange a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.
Tom Koff
General manager
Tom Koff contributes to The Onion, and was a writer and editor at Botnik Studios. He was a math major in college, and has been described as the “bad boy” of conversational design.
Canned foods were invented because Napoleon needed a better way to feed his troops while conquering Europe (Viva la Chef Boyardee!).
Andrew Moorehead
Andrew is a writer and performer based in New York City. Andrew’s specialties include social media content, narrative storytelling and writing dialogue, having recently completed his MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU. Previously Andrew wrote comedic board games for celebrities.
Placenta means "cake" in Latin.
Sarah Adelman
Lead Creative
Sarah Adelman is a native New Yorker, stand-up comedian, and trained as a reproductive health research scientist. She graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth College and earned her Masters of Public Health from Columbia University in 2021, where she focused on maternal-child health disparities.  She's a regular at Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and various independent shows, and can be seen on two episodes of HBO's Game Theory.
The oldest known graffiti at Pompeii reads, “Gaius Pumidius Diphilus was here,” with a timestamp of October 3, 78 B.C.
Willa Barnett
Willa Barnett is a comedian, computer scientist, and trivia host from San Francisco, California. A recent graduate of Northwestern University, she now enjoys being exceptionally strange with her sketch group Skip Skip (@skipskipcomedy) on Instagram and TikTok. She is diving into the standup world at various mics in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Metaverse.
If you harvested the iron from roughly 350 human bodies, you would have enough to forge a longsword.
Nat Towsen
Nat Towsen is a standup comedian, writer, actor, and activist from Manhattan, New York. He recently made his standup debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He is a writer/editor at the tech-comedy collective Botnik Studios. He has written for publications such as Esquire, Truthout, Vice, CollegeHumor, and the Onion.
If the 2014 version of Godzilla was real, it would produce 12.9 million gallons of urine per day.
Hebba Gouda
Hebba graduated from Carleton College, with a degree in physics (her thesis was about the physics of Titanic and Up). She writes for the scientific game show podcast Two What's?! and a Wow!, and for the humorous lifestyle website Let's Eat Cake. She honed her comedy chops at Second City and research abilities while working at Pause with Sam Jay on HBO.
Tyrannosaurus rex lived closer in time to the present day than it did to Stegosaurus.
Jay Garcia Alver
CREATIVE Associate
Jay is a writer, program manager, and space policy enthusiast from Tampa, Florida. He has a degree in government and a secondary in Earth and planetary sciences from Harvard University, as well as a Master's in International Science and Technology Policy with a focus on Space Policy from George Washington University. While at Harvard, he wrote for and edited the comedy newspaper SatireV and the Harvard Political Review.

Our Advisors

Dolphins apparently use pufferfish to get high.
Dr. Sara K. Yeo
Science Advisor
Dr. Sara K. Yeo (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Utah. Her work on science and comedy has been published in Public Understanding of Science, among many other journals.  Dr. Yeo holds an M.S. in Oceanography (University of Hawai’i at Manoa) and her training in the life sciences has been invaluable to her research at the intersection of science, media, and society.
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