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With Ryan Polgar (Tech Ethicist) & Joe Leonardo (Comedian).
Friday, December 08, 2017 at 08:00 PM   $10
Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24th St

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Our relationship with tech is messy. Let's discuss!

On Friday, December 8th Funny as Tech will explore: Why Are People Trolls Online? This nerdy night out begins at 8 pm. The show welcomes Stephanie Humphrey (tech-life expert, the Harry show), Jaclyn Lindsey (CEO & co-founder of, & Dan Bean (tech correspondent for Circa) Watch as a freewheeling & unexpected conversation unfolds in this fast-moving tech-comedy panel show. Come & ask your questions live or tag us at #FunnyAsTech.


Funny As Tech

Funny as Tech is a fast-paced tech-comedy panel show where a diverse range of experts are able to let loose. In the process, an entertaining & meaningful conversation unfoldsCo-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) & Joe Leonardo (comedian) are joined by experts to tackle the thorniest issues in tech. Past guests have included CNN's Laurie Segall, best-selling author Douglas Rushkoff, comedian Chuck Nice, WNYC's Manoush Zomorodi, & futurist comedian Baratunde Thurston.

This new New York-based podcast is a mixture of deep thoughts & belly laughs as writer & technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar shoots the breeze with comedian Joe Leonardo who is a performer at the Upright Citizens BrigadeTheatre (comedy nerds will be impressed).-The Irish Times

Above all, both men want their show to be funny. And given the slew of scandals, failures & solutionification' in Silicon Valley & further afield in tech, they aren't short of material.-Red Herring

Some people are the future of comedy. These guys are the futurist comedy.

David Ryan Polgar is a frequent speaker (3-time TEDx, The School of the New York Times, TNW New York-upcoming), tech commentator (SiriusXM, CNN.comcom, HuffPost), & contributing writer/expert for Big Think, Quartz, & IBM thinkLeaders. He is currently focused on whether we are becoming botified online, along with the ethical concerns facing emerging tech. Some of his recent writing around AI, VR, automation, & more can be found here.
Polgar co-founded the global Digital Citizenship Summit & currently works with the virtual world startup Friendbase. As a Tech Ethicist, he explores our evolving relationship with tech from an ethical, legal, & emotional perspective.

Joe Leonardo is a comedian, improviser & writer who has been featured on ESPN, Travel Channel, NPR, Anderson Cooper LIVE, Cafe, & Prank Academy to name a few. He is currently a house team performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York & co-host of their Wednesday night Improv Jam. Joe is also the creator/host of The Flying Blind Sketch Show, which plays bi-monthly at The People's Improv Theater & is one of the founders of Sea Tea Improv.

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