Ricky Gervais is the answer to the question: can a comedian be a science communicator? In this episode of physicist Lawrence Krauss' The Origins Podcast, Krauss talks to award-winning British comedian Ricky Gervais. Gervais gained fame as the creator of The Office, and went on to make people laugh (and cry) with amazing shows such as Afterlife.
Ricky Gervais is an atheist and science enthusiast. In the following video, I've highlighted a section which I think is pretty interesting:
Ricky Gervais and Lawrence Krauss talk about the Big Bang. Krauss explains to Gervais that we know what happend "a millionth of a millionth of a second" after the Big Bang, but we don't know what happened before. At least not yet. He then goes on to blow Gervais' mind by saying that everything that exists today in the universe was crammed into a volume no bigger than one atom right after the Big Bang.
I enjoyed this whole episode, and encourage you to watch it in it's entirety if you have the time. Furthermore, I can recommend Krauss' book A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing.