National Geographic
Special Event

You're The Expert Live @ National Geographic

October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Special Event

You're The Expert Live @ National Geographic

October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Photograph by Mark Thiessen

About this Event

Comic Chris Duffy is returning to host our popular live broadcast of You’re the Expert, a witty twist on a classic radio game show. Taking academic research out of the ivory tower and into the comedy club, You’re the Expert bridges the worlds of science and comedy to deliver a laugh-out-loud-funny show packed with meaningful information.

  • Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium

    National Geographic Campus


Photograph courtesy of Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang


BOWEN YANG is a comedian, producer, and formerly mediocre chemistry major based in New York, where he recently joined the writing staff of Saturday Night Live. He creates and produces various live shows in New York, including Live on Broadgay at Littlefield, Lake Homo High at The Annoyance, and Las Culturistas podcast with Matt Rogers, which has been featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, Splitsider, and Time Out New York. His TV credits include Broad City, The Outs, and High Maintenance. Bowen also performs sketch with Pop Roulette—named one of Comedy Central’s "Comics to Watch."

Jo Firestone


JO FIRESTONE is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, and The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on comedy podcast network Earwolf and radio station WFMU. Her half-hour stand-up special is available on Comedy Central and her album, "The Hits," will be available from Comedy Central Records later this summer. If you like puns, check out her game, "Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers."

Photograph courtesy of Jo Firestone

Photograh by Cate Hellman

Josh Sharp


JOSH SHARP has been performing at UCB Comedy since 2009. At the UCB, Josh and frequent collaborator Aaron Jackson premiered the long-running musical F*cking Identical Twins, which was optioned as a musical feature by Twentieth Century Fox with Chernin Entertainment aboard to produce. Josh and Aaron also co-created, co-wrote, and co-starred in Jared & Ivanka, a Funny Or Die web series. Josh was a citizen journalist for Comedy Central's The Opposition, was included in Vulture’s 2015 list of “Comics You Should Know,” and was named a “Comic to Watch” by Time Out New York in 2014.

Chris Duffy


The talented and hilarious CHRIS DUFFY is the creator and host of the podcast You’re the Expert. Using comedy to make academic research more approachable, You’re the Expert features three comedians who try to guess what a guest scientist studies. A stand-up comedian and improviser, Chris has performed at colleges and festivals across the country. He's also a writer for HBO's critically acclaimed new docu-series Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas. A former staff writer for National Geographic’s Explorer, Chris is a gifted storyteller whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Wag's Revue, and Makeshift magazine.

Photograph by Kevin Albinder

Plan Your Visit


Tickets to evening and weekend National Geographic live events in D.C. include free parking in our underground garage, located on M Street between 16th and 17th Streets NW. You must show proof of purchase to access the garage. Parking opens one hour before the event start time. For Nat Geo Nights events, parking opens at 5:00 P.M.

Parking is not available for museum or 3D film ticket holders. For museum ticket holders looking to park near the museum, Parking Panda or SpotHero can help you find parking nearby.


The League of American Bicyclists has named National Geographic a silver Bicycle Friendly Business. For evening and weekend events, bicycle parking is available on level P-1 of the garage and at bike racks on M Street. For weekday daytime events, parking is available only at the bike racks located on M Street.


Driving Directions

National Geographic headquarters is located at 17th and M Streets, NW. The museum and store entrance is at 1145 17th Street; the Grosvenor Auditorium entrance is at 1600 M Street NW.



National Geographic is committed to promoting the use of sustainable transportation as a way to reduce local traffic congestion and air pollution. Please consider some of the District’s alternative transportation options:

By MetroRail

National Geographic is located a few blocks from the Farragut North Metro Station on the Metro’s Red Line. From the L Street Metro exit, head east on L Street toward 17th Street. Make a left on 17th Street. The museum will be on the right. Alternatively, take the Blue, Orange, or Silver Line to Farragut West. Exit the station at 17th Street NW, make a right out of the metro, turn left on 17th Street, and walk two blocks. The museum will be on the right. Visit the Metro website for more station information.

By MetroBus

A dozen MetroBus routes have stops located within a 1/4 mile of National Geographic, including the D1/3/5/6, N2/4/6, and the 42. To find the route closest to you, visit the Metro website.

By DC Circulator

The DC Circulator has one stop within walking distance of National Geographic. The Georgetown-Union Station route has a stop on K Street and Connecticut Avenue. From there, walk east on K Street and turn left on 17th Street. Walk one and a half more blocks and the museum will be on the right. For more information, visit

Capital Bikeshare

The District’s bike-sharing program makes bicycles available to anyone. Simply take a bike from one of over 115 stations in D.C. and Arlington, and return it to a docking station close to the museum. The closest docking stations to the museum are located at K and 17th Streets and 17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. For more information about fees and station locations, visit:


A wheelchair ramp is located on the M Street side of the museum’s main building. Automatic doors are on the 17th Street side. Wheelchairs are available at the ticket desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please call the National Geographic Ticket Office at 202-857-7700 at least two weeks prior to your visit to request sign language interpretation, captioning, or hearing assistance devices.

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