At the turn of the new Millennium, Dan set out to master the art of stand-up comedy. He thought to himself “Contemporary comedy is primarily about genitalia and relatable subject matter, why can’t it be more about Apes and Astrophysics?” A decade later Dan returned from Hollywood with the dozens of dollars he made telling ape jokes to drunk astrophysicists. He resides once more in his Mother’s basement where he collects action figures, telescopes and ape movies on Laserdisc. When he's not telling jokes, Dan is an avid astronomer, filmmaker, amateur roboticist, and Moon-Landing-Hoax debunker. You’ll learn something new about the Universe, History and Primates every time you see him perform. Please hold your questions until after the lecture.