Past Event

Conflicted: The Matilda Effect - How Science Hides Women’s Achievements - Underground Science Festival

June 2, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Caveat, 21 Clinton Street, New York

From rivalries and gossip to attacks and blood feuds, Conflicted is the comedy show that gives you the inside scoop on what (probably) happened during history’s greatest fights. This month, join Kate and Peter as they investigate The Matilda Effect, getting into the stories of these three women in science and the forces they fought to get their work recognized. Aided by Alice Hall, Flossie Wong-Staal, and Caroline Herschel, Kate and Peter will get to the bottom of the age old question: Why do women in science never get the credit they’re due??

The show is 21+. More information and tickets ($10) available on the website.

Kate Villa is a comedy writer and stand up comedian. She has worked in some of the most fun places (The President Show, UCBComedy, Pig Apple) and her writing has been featured in some of the most fun publications (McSweeneys, The Belladonna, Cartuna, Hellogiggles). She is, objectively, the most fun.

Peter Johnston is a writer and comedian based in New York City. He’s trained at UCB, worked at The Late Show with David Letterman, and can currently be seen entertaining the masses as a Story Pirate. His lifelong dream is to dunk, and he would love any tips you may have.

This event is part of the Underground Science Festival.