ND TEC Video Brings (Bad) Standup Comedy to ND Day

Author: Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center

a woman (left) speaks into a microphone while two employees seated at a table look at each other
In this still photo from ND TEC’s “Impromptu Standup Comedy” video, Kirsten Martin (left), the center’s director, delivers a joke in the conference room while Nicole McAlee and Ted Fox look at each other in disbelief.

It’s not all fun and games at the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center.

But sometimes, that’s exactly what it is.

For this year’s Notre Dame Day, a campus-wide fundraising event, we decided to do something a little different to promote ND TEC’s participation. The result was a 42-second video that we’ve titled “Impromptu Standup Comedy.” Fans of ESPN’s long-running “This is SportsCenter” ad campaign will no doubt recognize our inspiration.

You probably won’t have as much fun watching it as we did making it, but we hope it gives you a laugh and finally answers that age-old question:

What makes data scientists such good drummers?