About the Show
Price: $10 (tickets sold by Lincoln's Cottage)
When: Tuesday 7:30
Spotlight: Enjoy a comedy show at one of DC's coolest historic homes! The Two Faces comedy series started several years ago, bringing live entertainment to Abraham Lincoln's favorite retreat. The October show is a tribute to Lincoln's keen interest in science: DC Science Comedy produces evenings of stand-up comedy, funny science stories, songs, and anything else that sounds relevant and fun. Performers include scientists, veteran storytellers, hilarious local and national professional comedians, NYTimes best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and science writers who usually are all working in the science field. It's all put together by Kasha Patel, a science writer based in D.C.
Featuring: Kasha Patel and DC Science Comedy
About the Comics
President Lincoln’s Cottage (official website) is an historic site and museum located in the Petworth neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. President Lincoln’s Cottage first opened to the public in February 2008. It is the only place the public can experience the history of Abraham Lincoln’s public and private life where he lived and worked for over a quarter of his presidency.
While in residence at the Cottage, Lincoln visited with wounded soldiers, spent time with self-emancipated men, women and children, and developed the Emancipation Proclamation. The human cost of the Civil War surrounded him, undoubtedly impacted his thinking, and strengthened his resolve to challenge the status quo. Through innovative guided tours, exhibits and programs, we use Lincoln’s example to inspire visitors to take their own path to greatness, and preserve this place as an authentic, tangible connection to the past and a beacon of hope for all who take up Lincoln’s unfinished work.
DC Science Comedy produces evenings of stand-up comedy, funny science stories, songs, and anything else that sounds relevant and fun. Performers include scientists, veteran storytellers, hilarious local and national professional comedians, NYTimes best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize winners, and science writers who usually are all working in the science field.
Kasha Patel (official website) was listed on Thrillist magazine’s “Best Undiscovered Comedians in the US,” where she was called a unicorn for her uniqueness. She has a witty sense of humor that couples life as an Indian-American and her love for science. She produces science-themed comedy shows through her company DC Science Comedy. She gave a TEDx talk called “Sneaking Science into Stand-Up” where she shares a series of surprising revelations pulled from her analysis of more than 500 of her stand-up jokes. She has been featured in The Washington Post, BBC World News, Travel Channel, The Science Channel, The Weather Channel, and hosted a mini series on NASA TV. Follow her on Twitter @KashaPatel.