© 2018 by Funny as Tech

Tues, March 10, 2020 @ Peoples Improv Theater

(123 E 24th Street, NYC)

8pm show





July 11th, 2018: How Human Do We Want our AI Assistants to Be?!

  • Bridget Carey (CNET)

  • John Keefe  (Quartz Bot Studio)

  • Jess Brown (Director of UX at VICE / co-founded a startup called “Threadflip”)

  • LISTEN here  |  WATCH full video

March 13th, 2018: Let's Discuss Tech Ethics!

  • Robyn Caplan (researcher at Data & Society Research Institute  / featured in NBC, The New York Times, Associated Press and TechCrunch)

  • Nir Eyal  (author of the bestselling book “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” / featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today)

  • Jess Brown (Director of UX at VICE / co-founded a startup called “Threadflip”)

  • LISTEN here  |  WATCH full video

February 13th, 2018: What Is the Future of Work?!

  • Charlie Oliver ( Charlie launched Tech2025 to educate entrepreneurs and consumers on the next wave of disruptive, emerging technologies. She has also worked in advertising for BBDO Worldwide and Condé Nast. Charlie also launched Art-of-Talk.tv)

  • Galina Ozgur  (General Manager of Grand Central Tech. Galina also heads up the Board of New Women New Yorkers . She speaks 6 languages and is an avid traveler.)

  • Lisa Cervenka (Lisa is the co-founder of Brand Amper. She is the “Employer Brand Evangelist” for The Muse. Lisa is also dedicated to bold transparency, she does not believe in the notion of employees being “on-brand”)

  • LISTEN here

January 9th, 2018: Let's Discuss Cryptocurrency!

  • Margaux Avedisian (WSJ, co-founder of MonetaGo, AlphaPoint, Tradehill, entrepreneur in the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry since 2012)

  • Chris Burniske  (CNBC, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Cofounder of Placeholder Ventures, co-author of CRYPTOASSETS: The Innovative Investor’s Guide To Bitcoin And Beyond)

  • Tatiana Moroz (singer-songwriter, Host of The Tatiana Moroz Show, NASDAQ, Market Watch, Yahoo Finance, Reason Magazine, Bitcoin Magazine)

  • LISTEN here | WATCH full video 

December 29th, 2017: Why Can't I Stop Looking at My Phone?!

  • Dr. David Greenfield (Founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction, feat. on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show) 

  • Carolyn Paine  (Actress/Comedian, Law & Order: SVU, Unfaithful, WNPR’s The Nose with Colin McEnroe)

  • Jennifer Meer (Blogger, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Parenting.com, Scary Mommy)

  • LISTEN here | WATCH full video

December 8th, 2017: Why Are People Trolls Online?!

  • Stephanie Humphrey (Tech contributor to ‘The Harry Show’, Al-Jazeera America, HuffPostLive, TheGrio.com, BlackEnterprise.com) 

  • Dan Bean  (Tech Correspondent for Circa, Bylines, Yahoo, ABC)

  • Jaclyn Lindsey (Co-founder & CEO of kindness.org)

  • LISTEN here | WATCH full video

November 7th, 2017: The Future of Tech Talent & Diversity

  • Baratunde Thurston (Cultivated Wit, How to Be Black, futurist comedian, The Onion) 

  • Anneke Jong  (COO of Rockets of Awesome, former Google)

  • Scott Hartley (author of The Fuzzy and The Techie, venture capitalist, former Facebook, Google)

  • LISTEN here | WATCH full video

October 29th, 2017: The Future of the Internet! (Powered by Firefox)

  • Alexandra Ossola (Editor at Futurism, a website dedicated to the science that will shape the future. Before that, she was a freelance science journalist specializing in biotech, medicine, and the environment.) 

  • David Berkowitz  (Chief strategy officer of Sysomos, the insights-driven social platform. His previous roles include serving as the chief marketing officer at Publicis Groupe agency MRY and vice president of emerging media at Dentsu agency 360i.)

  • Tracy Chou (Entrepreneur, software engineer, and diversity advocate. She is currently exploring and advising a range of new projects across the startup world, civic tech and engagement, and diversity activism.)

  • Pat Wise (Standup comedian.)

  • LISTEN here | WATCH full video

September 29th, 2017: The Future of Conversation!

  • Dennis Mortensen (CEO and Founder of x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in leveraging Data and a serial entrepreneur who has successfully delivered a number of company exits on that theme. Dennis’ long-term vision of killing the inbox triggered the formation of x.ai and the creation of an artificial intelligence personal assistant to schedule meetings.) 

  • Pamela Pavliscak  (Founder of Change Sciences. She works with organizations of all kinds to envision a human future for technology. Pamela is also faculty at The Pratt Institute where studies our emotional relationship with technology. She has written for Quartz, Mashable, Smashing, and other tech publications.)

  • Kate O’Neill (tech humanist, consultant, author, and speaker on how data and technology shape human experiences. Among her prior roles, she was one of the first 100 employees at Netflix, and led one of the first digital strategy and analytics agencies.)

  • Marshall Davis Jones (Spoken word poet performing "Touchscreen", his highly influential and powerful poem about tech use.)

  • LISTEN here | WATCH full video

August 21st, 2017

  • Laurie Segall (Senior technology correspondent for CNN and editor-at-large for CNN Tech, host of CNNgo's Mostly Human with Laurie Segall) 

  • John C. Havens (Author of Heartifcial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines, executive director of IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems)

  • Georgia Frances King (Ideas editor at Quartz, assistant editor of Australia's Frankie Magazine, editor of Kinfolk Magazine, lifestyle journalist)

July 17th, 2017

  • Douglas Rushkoff (author of Program Or Be Programmed, Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Testament and Aleister & Adolf. Award-winning PBS documentarian of the Frontline documentaries Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders)

  • Manoush Zomorodi (host of Note To Self Podcast, author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self)

  • LISTEN here

June 2nd, 2017

  • Chuck Nice (co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson, Today show regular, TED speaker)

  • Clara de Soto (Co-founder of Reply.ai, Editor at ChatbotsWeekly)

  • TJ Allard (Emmy Award-winning Producer, NBC)

  • Rebecca B Carton (Writer/Producer/Actor of Living Thru The Lens)

  • Kira McCarthy (Writer/Producer/Actor of Living Thru The Lens)

  • LISTEN here