We’re baaack! Ethics In Tech has had a busy year hosting, attending or covering all kinds of events, from some of the biggest tech industry conferences to intimate community discussion forums and just about everything in between.Through it all, we’ve found that laughter really is the best medicine during these trying times and so it is that we’re bring back our most popular event format — the stand-up comedy show! We invite you to come celebrate another year of jeers — and cheers — for Big Tech as we highlight the good, the bad and the ugly as said and done by some of the biggest players in tech at a pair of hilarious roasts featuring an all-star comic lineup on December 13 and 14 in San Francisco and Palo Alto, California.
We’re proud to bring you the comic genius of award-winning satirist Will Durst, hailed by the New York Times as “possibly the best political comic in the country.” A five-time Emmy nominee, Durst has made more than 400 TV appearances, including Letterman, Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, and once hosted a daily talk show with San Francisco’s Mayor Willie Brown. He’s performed for Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Al Gore, and holds the record for most appearances by a comic on that bastion of laughs and excitement known as C-SPAN.
You’ll also be treated to performances by Annette Mullaney, a software engineer named a “comic to catch” by the San Francisco Chronicle who has also headlined two previous EIT shows; Mean Dave, a regular at Cobb’s Comedy Club, Punch Line in SF and Sacramento and Rooster T. Feathers, who brings a wild, intelligent approach to his material about modern life; and last but definitely not least, we’re proud to announce that we will be joined again by two-time EIT headliner Chloe McGovern, who can be seen regularly opening for Rich Vos and competing in Roast Battles at The Stand, New York Comedy Club and The Comedy Store.
Ethics In Tech founder Vahid Razavi, author of “Ethics in Tech, and Lack Thereof” and “The Age of Nepotism“ will be your MC, with short talks by independent journalist and EIT board member Brett Wilkins and Vahid Razavi. There will be a presentation by StopKillerRobots Campaign. There will also be a musical performance by Michael Rufo.
Our first show will take place at the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples, located at 2041 Larkin Street in San Francisco, at 6 pm on Thursday December 13, to be followed the next evening, same time, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto at 505 East Charleston Road.
A prayer for peace will be offered by Rev Martin Todd Allen from the Church of Fellowship of All People.
Ethics In Tech is proud to be partnered with the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, the world’s premier coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to ban fully autonomous weapons, to sponsor this event. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $20. Both events are wheelchair accessible. Purchase tickets for December 13th or December 14th on Eventbrite. We look forward to laughing and learning with you!