‘Socially Inept’ comedy show returns to Seattle to take on tech and roast techies for laughs

‘Socially Inept’ comedy show returns to Seattle to take on tech and roast techies for laughs

You might have your individual inner, operating dialogue that depends on tech and techies for comedic fodder, however an occasion this week in Seattle brings the jokes out into the open, to roast what has grow to be a giant a part of our on a regular basis tradition.

returns Thursday evening for one other run on the individuals and the know-how who’ve so dramatically formed the best way we dwell. The show will characteristic comedians doing stand-up comedy on the tech scene’s expense, whereas roasting volunteer techies from the viewers.

Producers Jesse Warren and Austin Nasso have introduced a string of profitable reveals to Seattle and San Francisco since launching the idea final summer time, and they’ve extra lined up in Los Angeles, with plans to broaden to each main tech hub in the US. Each have labored in tech and each are common stand-up comedians.

Warren, who studied pc science on the College of Washington, beforehand labored at Microsoft, SpaceX and a small AI startup referred to as MindMeld. He stop his job two years in the past to focus full-time on comedy, and now performs each evening of the week.

Nasso studied pc science at UCLA and he nonetheless works for Microsoft as a software program engineer. He’s been doing stand-up for about six years after beginning a comedy membership in school.

“The show began final yr once we had been planning a goodbye roast show for Austin earlier than he moved to L.A.,” Warren stated. “We determined to broaden the idea of ‘Roast of Austin’ to ‘Roast of the Seattle tech scene’ and the show was an enormous hit. We’ve bought out nearly each show to date.”

Nasso stated techies are particularly roastable as a result of they’ve grow to be so pervasive in most main cities. He additionally referred to as them a “basic paradox.”

“On the one hand they’re rich and clever which places them in a type of ‘elevated standing.’ It’s exhausting to actually punch down on a latest school grad who makes $130,000 per yr,” he stated. “Nonetheless, regardless of their excessive standing they usually have many humorous traits and pursuits comparable to their social awkwardness, obsession with self assist, incapacity to correctly gown themselves, and fascination with the tv sequence ‘My Little Pony.’”

Materials about those that play the board recreation “Settlers of Catan” can be to be anticipated. Roastees are comprised of associates of associates, and those that have seen the show and need to be part of it, Warren stated. All work in tech.

“It takes longer than individuals know to write a brand new joke that works constantly, however we’re all the time making an attempt to write new tech materials and incorporate it into our reveals as a result of we would like to have a good time this subculture that our viewers are all part of,” Warren stated.

The producers are within the course of of making a phase the place comedians will write jokes about latest tech information particular to the town that they’re in, however that gained’t be a part of this week’s show. Warren can be joined by comedians together with Taylor Clark, Erin Ingle and Adi Naidu — an Amazon engineer.

“Socially Inept: Tech Comedy Roast” takes place Thursday at in Seattle, 5220 Roosevelt Approach N.E.. Doorways open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Ticket info .

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