Astronaut Training

SAT // OCT 05

Space exploration crash course meets 90's Nickelodeon game show

Join hosts Corinne Caputo (author of How To Success) and Loren Grush (Space Reporter at The Verge) as they put REAL scientists and REAL comedians through the rigorous tests of Astronaut Training to see who will “win” a “trip to Mars.” Our challenges simulate those actually done by astronauts-in-training, as if they were made by a gazillionaire with too much time on their hands. Only one flight crew can emerge: come witness who will become the next great American heroes!

Rachel Pegram (The Late Show, Alternatino) and Kate Storey-Fisher (galaxy formation expert)
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show, Comedy Central) and Rocio Kiman (star specialist)

Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.

Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram is a Brooklyn based comedian, actor, and writer. Onscreen, Rachel can be seen in the Adam Sandler Netflix movie The Week Of alongside Chris Rock and Rachel Dratch. She’s also appeared on The Chris Gethard Show, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Late Show, Alternatino, MTV, BET, and more. Rachel performs regularly at Union Hall with the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC and as co-host of That Shit Ray, a monthly late night-esque variety show. She can also be seen as a performer on Asssscat at UCB Hells Kitchen.
Kate Storey-Fisher
Kate Storey-Fisher is an astrophysicist-in-training, a.k.a. a PhD student in Physics at New York University. She studies the large-scale structure of the universe using galaxy observations and cosmological simulations. Her research focuses on applying statistical and data science methods to understand galaxy formation and the fundamental properties of the universe. She also writes for the site Astrobites, works on inclusive teaching in STEM, and tweets bad puns and science at @katestoreyfish.
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian who can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, High Maintenance, Shrill, The Chris Gethard Show, and more. She can be heard on Maximum Fun’s Dr. Gameshow, a podcast she co-hosts with Manolo Moreno. Her album, "The Hits" is available on Comedy Central Records, and if you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. She is very willing work with animals please consider her for animals.
Rocio Kiman
Rocio is a graduate student at the City University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History. For her PhD she is studying stars smaller than the Sun and calculating their age, which is extremely changeling because these stars can live longer than the universe.
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