About the show

Funny as Tech is comedy and conversation for our brave new world! Special guests join our hosts each month for this live show taped for a podcast. http://apple.co/2uak7iG


Co-hosts David Ryan Polgar (tech ethicist) and Joe Leonardo (comedian) are joined by experts and comedians to help unpack our absurd present and uncertain future. Whether it's selfies, self-driving cars, or post-death communication, we'll laugh all the way to our eventual replacement by robots.


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) http://www.rushkoff.com/

Manoush Zomorodi (host of Note To Self Podcast, author of Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self) http://www.manoushz.com/


Some people are the future of comedy. These guys are the futurist comedy.

David Ryan Polgar is a frequent speaker (3-time TEDx, The School of the New York Times), tech commentator (SiriusXM, CNN.com, Inc.com, HuffPost), and contributing writer for Big Think, Quartz, and IBM Think Leaders. He is currently focused on whether we are becoming "botified" online, along with the ethical concerns facing emerging tech. Polgar co-founded the global Digital Citizenship Summit and currently works with the virtual world startup Friendbase. 

Joe Leonardo is a comedian, improviser and writer who has been featured on ESPN, Travel Channel, NPR, Anderson Cooper LIVE, Cafe, and Prank Academy to name a few. He is currently a house team performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and co-host of their WednesdayNight Improv Jam. Joe is also the creator/host of The Flying Blind Sketch Show, which plays bi-monthly at The People's Improv Theater and is one of the founders of Sea Tea Improv.



More Dates
Funny As Tech! with David Ryan Polgar and Joe Leonardo Tue 11/7/17 7:00pm   Striker on E 24th
Funny As Tech! with David Ryan Polgar and Joe Leonardo Fri 12/8/17 8:00pm   Striker on E 24th