Words with Nerds: PRIDE EDITION

917 E. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703
  • Presented By: Cheshire Cat Comedy
  • Dates: June 28, 2024
  • Location: Breese Stevens Field
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Price: $10 Advance | $15 DOS | $5 Cash with Student ID

Join us on Friday, June 28 for a special Pride Edition of Words with Nerds, a great show for information sponges who love to laugh! Words with Nerds mixes TED Talks with stand-up by bringing together local specialists and comedians to present on a topic of their choice. Come for the chortles and walk away with strange new knowledge; previous performers have regaled audiences with presentations on traffic simulations, a principal component analysis of the Taco Bell Menu, nipple equality activism in Madison, how people misuse statistics, how to perform self-surgery, and much, much more.

Speakers and topics slated at this show include:

Margaret Clinton - “A Data Analysis of over 100 Hallmark Movies”

Izzy Salhani - “Scooby-Doo is Queer Coded: A Masterclass”

Jamie LaVergne - “That Takes Balls: How an AI-Generated Research about Rat Testicles Got Accepted to a Scientific Journal”

Plus: Stand-up comedy by Michael Kittelson and Izzy Salhani!

Hosted by:
Sasha Rosser


Friday, June 28, 2024
Doors open at 7:30PM, show starts 8PM

The Forward Club
917 E Mifflin St
Madison, WI 5303
Enter the bar and performance space by Gate 6.

This is an indoor show.


Tickets are $10 advance, $15 DOS.


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Words with Nerds is produced by Best of Madison-winner Cheshire Cat Comedy and began in 2022 as a monthly event on the third Thursday of every month at Crucible, Madison’s premier alternative arts club. The show has since blossomed into a regular feature at locations such as The Forward Club at Breese Stevens Field and Comedy Cabin in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Every now and then, Words with Nerds adds a little splash of something extra; past examples include Rick Sanchez of Rick and Morty performing a burlesque number and Batman doing stand-up comedy.


Past presenters span local entrepreneurs, professors, researchers, activists, union organizers, surgeons, engineers, and stand-up comedians with an itch to nerd out on stage. Parties interested in presenting at Words with Nerds are invited to send their pitches to

Recommended for ages 18+. Lineup subject to change.

Seating is first come, first served, so we suggest arriving when doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime in order to have your pick of seats.

We do not offer refunds, but if you purchase a ticket and are unable to attend, please contact Cheshire Cat Comedy at to redeem for free admission to a future show of your choice.