A BBC Earth series hosted by Malaysia's godfather of stand-up comedy? You better believe it

A BBC Earth series hosted by Malaysia's godfather of stand-up comedy? You better believe it

Science for everyone

Text: Su Fen Tan

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Catch ‘Got Science?’, in which Harith Iskander explains the science in everyday life, peppered with his tongue-in-cheek sense of humour

Harith Iskander is on a roll this year. First, he gets his own comedy special on Netflix—the streaming service's first original comedy production from Southeast Asia—and now, he helms BBC Earth's first original commission in our region with Got Science?. In the eight-episode series, the comedian explores questions and myths that revolve around food, health, sports, anatomy and technology. Is MSG really bad for you? Why does durian a.k.a. the king of fruits smell the way it does, and can you consume it with alcohol? All these questions and more are covered in the informative show, presented by Iskander in a light, tongue-in-cheek manner that makes science all that more fun.  


"Science was never my favourite subject in school," said Harith Iskander, "So I was initially apprehensive when BBC approached me to host Got Science?. I never quite understood the complex scientific theories and formulae the teachers rattled on about in school. I realise now that it wasn't interesting to me because it wasn't relevant to my daily life. Got Science? approaches science in a way that is fresh, fun and accessible. I hope that viewers will enjoy it and have many light bulb moments as I did."


Catch Got Science? on BBC Earth (unifi TV channel 501) on Tuesdays at 8.05pm, or watch it on BBC Player at your convenience—the app is now available for free for all unifi subscribers. Get on it and enjoy a 30-day free trial upon sign up, enabling you to enjoy all the great BBC content (including Masterchef UK, Top Gear and Patrick Melrose) at the palm of your hand. 


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