But in a new interview with Vox, Tyson sets the record straight: he’s a scientist first, and a host/comic/internet meme second. He may be pop culture’s favorite scientist, but he doesn’t do it for the fame.
“I’m not exactly what I seem. I’d much rather be in the lab doing research, or at home playing with my kids, or out with my wife. I don’t start my day thinking about how I can bring the universe to the public.”