As readers know, we at GTJ like to keep up with our former Jewish People of the Week. Last year, we interviewed Adam Ruben, a multi-talented area resident who, in addition to being a practicing molecular biologist, is a successful stand-up comedian and comic author.
GTJ president Stephen Richer and GTJ blog editor Noa Levanon enjoyed watching him last year in his Capital Fringe Festival one-man show, Please Don’t Beat Me Up. (Ruben will be performing this material later this year on Sunday, November 4 at the United Solo Festival — Theatre ROW / Stage Door, 407 W. 41st St., New York, NY.)
Ruben didn’t disappoint at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, which took place last week. The comedian-and-molecular-biologist put on six packed shows of Dr. Science’s Science Time Science-va-ganza! For reviews of this awesome show, which many attendees said was their favorite show of the festival, click here and here. Ruben will also be performing this show at the Wilmington Fringe Festival in Delaware (times and dates TBD).
Check out his hilarious book, Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision To Go To Grad School and/or click here for recent videos of his stand-up.