6 Questions for Comedian-Slash-Scientist Adam Ruben

Longtime science lover Adam Ruben spends his days in a lab coat, peering down a microscope in search for a malaria vaccine. But by night, the Sanaria Inc researcher takes to the stage, cracking up crowds as a professional comedian in Washington, DC. Ruben performs at Capital Fringe Festival and the Kennedy Center, co-hosts the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science and teaches a stand-up comedy course at Johns Hopkins University. He is also the author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School. Ruben's comedy often draws on his Jewish upbringing, and he is the second-place winner of the Funniest Jewish Comic Contest at the Laugh Factory in Times Square. Moment asks him about his how his upbringing influences his comedy, and what science and stand-up have in common.—Maggie Miller Q: You’re a full-time molecular biologist, but you...

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