What is a Worm Show?
The "Worm Show" was a comedy/variety presentation that took place at the biennial International C. elegans Meetings from 2005-2015. All the shows took place in Royce Hall at University of California, Los Angeles. Presented by Curtis Loer (University of San Diego) and Morris Maduro (UC Riverside), each show featured many types of jokes, from simple Powerpoint-based gags like Top Ten Lists, to elaborate videos that poke fun at the kinds of things C. elegans researchers and scientists/academics have to deal with. And CL and MM always found a way to sneak a song or two into every show. In 2011, they added on-site interviews and videos made of people at the meeting. In 2013 and 2015, the show also featured submitted material (videos and images) from the C. elegans community. Curtis and Morris have since retired from these shows, but you can enjoy all six past shows here.
Curtis Loer & Morris Maduro