Taking Heat is a global warming surfin’ safari: the endless summer meets The Endless Summer. It's the first in-person production about climate change that is written and performed by an actual scientist. Taking Heat follows comedian Tim Lee’s expedition around the world looking for the perfect wave. Far from what he envisioned, this idyllic excursion is frequently interrupted by sobering encounters with climate change.
Tim Lee, PhD, received his doctorate in Ecology and Evolution from UC Davis (and is also an avid surfer). His comedy videos have become a hit on YouTube with several million views. However, Tim felt compelled to write a show about climate change after hearing so much misinformation on the topic. “We’ve been studying this topic for forty years. Still very few seem to understand it. I wanted to create a show that’s fun, but the audience learns something anyway."
Tim X Lee, PhD