Nye started doing standup comedy after he won a Steve Martin lookalike contest in 1978. Ever since he won the contest, his friends asked him to do Steve Martin impressions at parties, and he discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh. Within a short while, he began a career as a comedian while working at Boeing
Is Bill Nye an actual scientist?
Bill Nye was born William Sanford Nye, he is an actual scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor. Bill Nye has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University where he studied under Carl Sagan. He worked on the 747 as an engineer at Boeing before creating and hosting his much-loved Emmy award-winning PBS show Bill Nye the Science Guy