This was a bit of a surprise. Among all the worthy talks I didn’t realise that there are also comedy routines, songs and other stuff in the TED archive. I found Ze Frank’s stand-up routine pretty funny, although not really as “nerdcore” as it could be be – there is typically more nerd comedy in an episode of “Big Bang Theory”.
In this case reading the comment stream did not seem to add much. Many of the commenters don’t seem to like his humour, and unlike some of the other talks there’s not much development of the ideas in the presentation to be done. Fun, but not thought-provoking.