Comedian Tom Rielly’s perspective of TED 2006

Originally posted on my old blog, Monday, 14 January 2008

About this Talk

Satirist Tom Rielly delivers a wicked parody of the 2006 TED conference, taking down the $100 laptop, the plight of the polar bear, and people who mention, one too many times, that they work at Harvard. Watch for a very special moment between Tom and Al Gore. Impossible to summarize, pointless to explain, ladies and gentlemen, Tom Rielly …

Note: This performance is intended for “advanced” viewers only. If you want to get the jokes, you’ll need to brush up on your 2006 TEDTalks, including Jeff Han, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and Tony Robbins, Rick Warren and Dan Dennett, David Pogue, Larry Brilliant, Cameron Sinclair, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Neil Gershenfeld, Michael Shermer, Robert Wright, Helen Fisher and Aubrey de Grey.
About Tom Rielly

Each year, Tom Rielly closes the TED Conference with a merciless 18-minute monologue, skewering all… Read full bio »

I emailed Tom Rielly, and got an immediate reply:-


It’s great to get fan mail!

I’m really glad you liked it. I’m hoping we’ll have another year up soon.


Tom Rielly Partnership Director TED Conferences LLC
TED Conferences, LLC

55 Vandam St. 16th Floor NY NY 10013

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1 comment:

Tom said…

No, really, it’s great to have fans.I hope some of the other satires will get up on the site soon.


4 February 2008 08:28

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