The STEAM Room
Welcome to The STEAM Room: A Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM) comedy Experience!
Exploring Science through the Magic of Comedy
Created by Luke Steller from Praxical, The STEAM Room is all about getting scientists and comedians to work together to make science engagement fun!
STEAM Room 2023
Partnering with Tom Stevenson and Ru Halwala from comedy duo Scary Strangers, The STEAM Room 2023 program trained 10 scientists to perform in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival, where they performed in front of a crowd of 1,300 at the Enmore Theatre!
Where has The STEAM Room performed?
Sydney Comedy Festival
The Comedy Store
Splendour in the Grass Science Tent
Australian Museum Jurassic Lounge
Why mix science and stand up comedy?
For anyone who’s sat through a dry science classes in high school, it’s clear that scientists have a lot of room to improve when it comes to captivating an crowd. PhD researcher Luke Steller was on a mission to make science fun when he attended a comedy show and noticed how comedians are experts at capturing an audience’s attention.
Partnering with comedians and artists, the STEAM Room is here to train scientists in comedy, empowering them to connect with the world. In a time where understanding the impacts of science can be a matter of life or death, The STEAM Room is here to explore scientific concepts through the magic of comedy.
The STEAM Room in the Media
STEAM Room Comedy Training
The STEAM Room is made possible with the generous support