Since 2004, Shaolin Punk has produced a series of “Man in the Lab Coat” shows and other science comedy events, all written by and starring me, Ben McKenzie. This page has details of my earlier shows; recent, current and upcoming shows have their own pages, though they’re listed here for your convenience.
The great unread classic explained! A special show for National Science Week 2008, and reprised in super-shortened form for 2012′s Peer Revue.
A series of comedy tours around scientific and/or historic institutions, now a fixture of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and slowly expanding its influence across the planet. You can find out more at the Museum Comedy web site.
Science is rock ‘n’ roll, baby! And this was the show that proved it.
Ben tells the story of life’s evolution from simple beginnings to staggering variety: a tale of drama, suspense and discovery, featuring a cast of untold billions and an awful lot of sex.
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…’” – Isaac Asimov
The original Man in the Lab Coat show, a mixture of the history of science, and the history of the Man himself.