Press photo – Jono Zalay

OK, so comedy isn’t rocket science. But how about neuroscience? Zalay earned a doctoral degree in neuroscience by day while cutting up audiences at New England comedy clubs by night. A veteran of countless comedy festivals as well as Time Out New York and Comedy Central’s “Up Next” talent search, Zalay is ready to zing Austin crowds with surgical precision.

Bonus — no waiting room! Austin Silver hosts.

Details: 9 p.m. Friday, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday. $10. The Velv Comedy Lounge, 521 E. Sixth St. 512-469-9116,