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In honor of Peter Higgs and Francois Englert being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics 48 years after they predicted the existence of the Higgs Boson, here’s all I have to say on the matter:

Higgs Boson Walks Into a Church joke-Brian Malow

To see the joke in action/context, here’s a stand up routine of mine that’s been online since 2009. I was performing in a long-running Bay Area science festival called Wonderfest. The Higgs joke appears toward the end:

EDIT: Strangely, the embedded version is only 10 minutes long – and the full set is 17. To see the Higgs joke, watch the whole set at Fora.TV.

Science Laughs: Science Comedian Brian Malow from Wonderfest on FORA.tv

Brian Malow About the Author: Science comedian Brian Malow engages in lively conversation with scientists and writers for his own amusement and yours. Follow on Twitter @sciencecomedian.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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