You're the Expert
The show that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Too often, only a narrow community
is made aware of important research and discoveries. At the same time, there's
a huge audience for comedy, but the subject matter tends to be frivolous.
You're the Expert bridges these worlds, attracting a comedy audience while
providing them with meaningful content. Our goal is to do for academic research what The Daily Show has done for current events, to broaden the audience and make it exciting and fun.
A Radio Program
Hosted and produced by Chris Duffy, each show features an expert in a specialized field. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, three hilarious comedians try to figure out what our expert studies all day. The show ends with an interview where we hear about their latest findings and why their field is important. You're the Expert is funny, it's interactive, and you end up actually learning something.
A Live Show
The Onion A.V. Club wrote that in You're the Expert, "education and enlightenment are the grand prizes lying behind the velvet curtain, and anyone listening to the episode can win." Audience members described the program as “a cross between Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and Inside the Actor’s Studio for scientists," and the Boston Globe called us a "Pick of the Day."
We hold monthly live tapings in Cambridge, MA and tour across the country. Kevin Brunswick is our technical director.