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Aaron Freeman

Aaron Freeman is a science satirist

Co-founder of the Israeli-Palestinian Comedy Tour

Aaron Freeman

Aaron Freeman

Along with University of Chicago professor Peggy Mason, he co-hosts the “Brain Buddies Podcast,” sponsored by the Chicago Society for Neuroscience. He spent three years as a performer on the main stage of Chicago’s Second City Improv Theater, where his fellow cast members included Bonnie Hunt and Mike Meyers.

He hosted the Emmy award-winning public television documentary, Skokie, Invaded but not Conquered. His comedy routine “Council Wars” is one of the most celebrated in Chicago history and has become part of the city’s political vocabulary.

More recently his National Public Radio essay “You should Invite a Physicist to Your Funeral” has been adopted as a secular eulogy around the world.  Along with his friend and long-time collaborator Rob Kolson Aaron created and starred in the long-running hit financial satire “Do The White Thing”.  He also portrayed Marley’s ghost in the Goodman Theater’s production of A Christmas Carol.

For ten years, Aaron hosted the television talk show cleverly titled, Talking with Aaron Freeman, on WPWR-TV. He was, for six years, co-host and chief science correspondent for Chicago Public Radio’s, Metropolis, and co-host of WTTW’s science and technology program, Chicago Tomorrow.

Thrones Musical Parody. Aaron Freeman and Sharon Rosenzweig

Thrones Musical Parody. Aaron Freeman and Sharon Rosenzweig

Aaron Freeman is a certified meturgeman, a translator of biblical Hebrew into entertaining vernacular English.  Aaron has authored four books, including, The Comic Torah, Re-imagining the Very Good Book, which he co-created his wife, the comics artist Sharon Rosenzweig.  He is a teaching assistant for the University of Chicago’s neurobiology MOOC (massive open online course),  performs as an emcee and stand-up comic around the world, creates humorous science-based videos for the Annals of Internal Medicine and is currently Artist In Residence for the Chicago Council for Science and Technology.


Comedian describes his reasons for converting to Judaism @ Tzavta theater in Tel Aviv, Israel.