Tim Lee, PhD, does not have the usual demeanor of a standup comedian. Perhaps it's because he's also a scientist. There's nothing brash about him, but he doesn't get to his comedy by being self-deprecating either. Or snarky. Or any of the other usual tricks.
He's just unassuming, keeping up a steady patter of jokes old and new in a pleasant, low-key, almost hypnotic baritone as he mixes pop-culture references and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. He flips through charts, graphs -- and extremely random photos -- and somehow, mysteriously, it all works.
Sometimes he doesn't even need to utter the punchline. Just a phrase on his latest scientific projection is enough to provoke giggles.
Lest you think his humor will go over your head, dear reader, consider this: He uses linear regression to provide insight into people who post stupid cat videos on YouTube. A Lindsay Lohan drug-fueled scenario solves a vector problem.
A personal favorite explanation involved "The Situation" from "Jersey Shore," a stick of gum and a bomb shelter.
My college science classes were never like this.
45 minutes, Green Venue, $11, Orlando Fringe Festival official page.