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Funny as Tech: Should NYC Be the Tech Capital of the World?!



123 E. 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States


Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm


A Tech Ethicist & Comedian tackle the thorniest issues in technology with the help of experts. Special guests join co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (UCB comedian) to have a freewheeling conversation about the messy human side of technology. Bi-monthly live panel shows in NYC and weekly podcast interviews. Each show tackles a specific thorny tech topic (i.e. trolls, diversity in tech, cryptocurrency, future of work, future of conversation, tech addiction). On Nov 14, Funny as Tech will explore: Should NYC Be the Tech Capital of the World?! Special guests for this tech-comedy panel show include Dennis Crowley (co-founder & Chairman of Foursquare), Melissa Jun Rowley (social impact entrepreneur), and Allison Esposito (founder & CEO of Tech Ladies). Funny as Tech is a live panel show and podcast that tackles the thorniest issues in technology. Co-hosted by tech ethicist David Ryan Polgar and comedian Joe Leonardo, Funny as Tech has featured guests including Douglas Rushkoff, Manoush Zomorodi, Chuck Nice, Nir Eyal, Bridget Carey, Baratunde Thurston, and Laurie Segall. Join us for this freewheeling panel show where the guests let loose. It is a wonky night out where you can both learn, laugh, and ask questions. “Those who like their comedy on the nerdy side will find just that in the blend of tech and jokes that this show and podcast provides.”-The New York Times “While shifts in technology now affect all of us, they’re usually discussed in the ivory tower or at industry conferences. Like any subject involving niche expertise, future speculation and no clear-cut answers, it’s hard to make entertaining. A show like Funny As Tech presents an alternative: an expert who quotes studies from PricewaterhouseCoopers with a comedian who can make it digestible on the fly.” -Engadget (Chris Ip) “[A] mixture of deep thoughts and belly laughs as writer and technology ethicist David Ryan Polgar shoots the breeze with comedian Joe Leonardo…”-Irish Times