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Join the Science Comedy Program

Join the Science Comedy Program

Join the Science Comedy Program

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Do you like the idea of making your science and research fun?
Interested in strengthening your public speaking and exploring your inner comedian?

Then join the Science Comedy Program by Future Science Talks.

To apply, fill out the EOI form which takes about 60-seconds to fill in. First in, best dressed!

What is the program?

The program includes five workshops where you’ll jazz up a 10-minute science talk so that it is 80% science and 20% humour. Then, you’ll deliver your talk at the Newcastle Fringe on the 22, 23 or 24 of March.

How does the program work?

You’ll partner with science communicators, speechwriters and comedians for 5 workshops who will guide
you on the science of comedy writing, storytelling techniques, and how to present with maximum impact.

This course is designed to increase your communication skills, which will help you throughout your career, whether it be in the workplace, when speaking to funding bodies, or when engaging with the public.

Who should apply?

The program is for anyone working in science, research or an adjacent field. Early to mid-career professionals are encouraged to join in.

Previous program participants have included professionals from a wide array of sectors and organisations
including science, tech, consultancy, non-profits, government and social sciences. Topics during the 2023 talks included climate change, AI, emojis, health, ecology, engineering, psychology, drugs and much more.

Example talks are on Youtube. The program has been covered by the ABC and SBS.

How is the program run?

It is run by Future Science Talks, in collaboration with the Sydney Comedy School. Course facilitators have trained thousands of researchers, and have a background in science communications. They teach public speaking, stand-up comedy, and run shows across Australia’s top festivals.

The 2024 national Science Comedy Program will feature in six cities across Australia as part of major comedy festivals. It is run across numerous cities with support from Inspiring Australia.


Date And Time

22-03-2024 to


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The NSW Regional Science Hub initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government

Inspiring Australia
Bunnings Warehouse
Forsythes Advisors

A network of initiatives enhancing community engagement with S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) in the Hunter.



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