About the show

Funny as Tech is comedy and conversation for our brave new world!

Join us as we tackle some of the thorniest topics in tech with special guests each month for this live show taped for a podcast.

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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.


The Future Of Conversation


Dennis Mortensen is the CEO and Founder of x.ai. He’s a pioneer and expert in leveraging Data and a serial entrepreneur who has successfully delivered a number of company exits on that theme. Dennis’ long term vision of killing the inbox triggered the formation of x.ai and the creation of an artificial intelligence personal assistant to schedule meetings.

Pamela Pavliscak is founder of Change Sciences, a future insights firm. She works with organizations of all kinds to envision a human future for technology. Pamela is also faculty at The Pratt Institute where studies our emotional relationship with technology. She has written for Quartz, Mashable, Smashing, and other tech publications.

Kate O’Neill is a “tech humanist:” consultant, author, and speaker on how data and technology shape human experiences. Among her prior roles, she was one of the first 100 employees at Netflix, and led one of the first digital strategy and analytics agencies. 


Chuck Nice (co-host of Star Talk Radio with Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson)

Manoush Zomorodi (host of WNYC's Note To Self Podcast)

Douglas Rushkoff (author of Program Or Be Programmed & Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus)


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