Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of May 8

This week is perhaps Stephen Colbert’s strongest science and technology showing on his current show.  On tonight’s (Monday’s) Late Show we have Rami Malek from Mr. Robot and Bill Nye.  On Thursday neuroscientist Mayim Bialik, who plays one on The Big Bang Theory, stops by.  And if we want to get old-school technological, actor and woodworker Nick Offerman is on Wednesday’s edition of the program.

Dr. Bialik is also on The View this Wednesday, and her co-star Jim Parsons is on tonight’s (Monday’s) edition of Watch What Happens Live.

This week the technically-oriented comedy swamping the talk shows is Silicon Valley.  Thomas Middleditch will be on with Conan Tuesday night, and with Carson Daly late Thursday night.  His co-star Zach Woods is on Late Night on Wednesday.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a new book out, and will be on Wednesday’s Conan.

The comedy Angie Tribeca is featuring some heavy science and technology in its recent episodes.  Last week’s action revolved around androids, and tonight’s mystery has an outer space angle.  Be warned, it is an intentionally dumb police comedy.

Finally, a note that the latest edition of Last Week Tonight focused once again on net neutrality.  The show covered the topic in 2014 before the FCC decided (to the surprise of many) to establish guidelines for net neutrality.  These rules will soon be reviewed and likely rescinded by the Commission, prompting Oliver to revisit the subject.  Both times the FCC website struggled to keep up with the demand, though this time the Commission has stated the website was subject to denial of service attacks intended to prevent legitimate commenters.


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