We are back with two events in Feb 2018!

Bright Club is the platform that transforms researchers into stand-up comedians and has been doing this for 10 years across the UK – it’s about having fun and audience participation!We are back from our breif hiatus with two celebratory events in London’s Stratford Circus.

Friday 9th February – Bright Club: Year of the Mind


The performers will be tackling the theme ‘the year of the mind and mental health’ – and fusing this with satire, comedy and science.

Iszi Lawrence will be the compere for the night. Treading the comedy stage for over 9 years, Iszi has a science degree from Bristol University and has performed at national and International Science and Sceptical Festival. She has been described by The Oxford Times as “Good. Really Good. In a bracket alongside Josie Long and Sarah Millican”.

Headlining the show is award-winning comedian Tom Goodlife, whose unique blend of intelligent wit, genial persona and storytelling flair mean he’s in high demand on the UK comedy circuit. Described by the Fest as “Wickedly insightful and instantly likeable… one to watch.”


Thursday 22nd February – Bright Club: 10th Anniversary


This is a 10 year celebration of some of the most prestigious stand-up comics that graced the stage over the years, and for one night only we’ll immerse the audience with thought provoking scientific facts to stimulate the inquisitive mind, blended with high intensity humour to evoke laughter and leave you wondering.

The comedy sketches are crafted through the minds of neurogastrenterology, anthropologist, physiologist and medics; they will ‘wow’ you with their edifying and witty performances and entertaining content – tackling the theme ‘The exploration of Science’ in an innovative, and fun environment.

Bright Club founder Steve Cross, will be the compere for the evening. Winner of the Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement, he trains clever people to be funny, and has worked with academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives.

Headlining this momentous night is audience showstopper Bec Hill. One of Time Out’s Top 10 Funniest Comedians on Twitter and creator of the UK’s only pun-based comedy night, Pun Run, her one-liners regularly feature in “best joke” lists by The Telegraph, Dave, The Guardian.


out@BrightClub 29th March 2017

This time we are delighted to be working with out@ucl, combining storytelling with cabaret!

All profits will be going to the LGBTQ+ network.

Your headliner is cabaret performer Danny Ash and your compere is comedian Manos Koutsis.

Taking to the stage from UCL are:
Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science
Sandy Kutty, Faculty Education Manager in the Faculty of Medical Sciences
Asma Ashraf, Research Nurse, Department of Infection and Population Health
Jonathan Bell, Director of UCL Institute of the Americas
Angel Samuel Perez, Science, Technology and Society student and Disability Advisor
Rob Eagle, Multimedia Producer in UCL Communications

Line up subject to change. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £8: https://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/16144?spektrix_bounce=true

out@Bright Club 29th March

Bright Club London has teamed up with out@ucl for a special gig which will follow on from LGBTQ History Month.

We would like to invite UCL researchers and staff as well as community and higher education partners who might be affiliated with the network, or whose work might focus on LGBTQ themes to come and take part on 29th March, 7:30pm in the Bloomsbury Studio.

The night will be hosted be a professional compere and headlined by a professional cabaret performer. Please do get in touch with Philippa,  philippa.richardson@ucl.ac.uk –  02031088916 to find out more.

Bishop Grosseteste University – Bright Club Lincoln.

Not only will Bright Club be at the Bloomsbury Studio tonight, 23rd November, it will also be in Lincoln!

More details and to book:


Bright Club 23rd November 2016

Join us for the last Bright Club of 2016 at the Bloomsbury Theatre Studio, 7:30pm:


We are very excited to welcome:

Jenny Wedgbury – UCL Museums
Subhadra Das – UCL Museums
Carla Washbourne – UCL Environmental Science
Anna Ploszanski – UCL Chemistry
Ilan Adler – UCL Engineering
Charlotte Mykura – Imperial College Clinical Sciences

Our theme is UCL Culture and the role of public engagement which makes for some excellent stories, with one told using a cuatro……








Bright Club for Bloomsbury Festival – Language, 22nd October 2016

Claire Thomson, UCL Scandinavian Studies
Sophie Scott, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
Muki Haklay, UCL Engineering Sciences
Illan Adler, UCL Engineering Sciences
Nick Neasom, UCL Psychology and Language Sciences
Anne Welsh, UCL Information Studies
Matthew Ingleby, QMUL, School of English and Drama

Bright Club Mystery, 22nd September 2016

Jenny Jaffe – ZSL
Charlotte Pike – UCL Earth Science
Daniel Richardson – UCL Brain Science
Charlotte Barrow – UCL CEGE
John Browning – UCL Earth Science
Chiara Ambrosio – UCL Science and Technology Studies

Bright Club Hope 26th July 2016

We are delighted to be back in the Bloomsbury Studio for a second summer gig!

Tickets available now with no booking fee: https://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/15123

Join Simon Jolly, UCL Physics and Astronomy
Paul Hellier, UCL Mechanical Engineering
Kyle Evans, Barton Peveril College Mathematics
Eoin Bentick, UCL English Language and Literature
Paula Morgenstern, UCL Energy Institute
Aneesha Singh, UCL Computer Science



Bright Club 30th June 2016

That’s right, we are back and delighted to be in the Bloomsbury Studio again!

Researchers will become comedians for a night of great comedy as we ask them to think about truth. Along with our comedian Martin Crosser aand compere Abigoliah Schamaun we are welcoming:

Aalaa Al- Shamahi – UCL Anthropology
Monika Bohm – ZSL
Geraldine Horan – UCL, School of European Languages
Oscar Kennedy – London Centre for Nanotechnology
Nguyen T K Thanh – UCL Physics and Astronomy
Gary Stevens – UCL, Slade School Of Fine Art

Tickets £5 plus booking fee and are avaliable here: https://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/15116

Bright Club 22nd March

Bright Club at UCL will be back on 22nd March in the Bloomsbury Studio.

Ticket available here: https://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/15086

We have a fantastic line- up yet again. As well as the headline act and compere we have:

Gareth Williams –  Pharmaceutics, UCL
Alessandro Galloni – Neuroscience, Crick Institute
Maddison Coke –  Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL
Anna Ploszajski – Chemistry, UCL
Ed Hughes – Physics and Astronomy, Queen Mary’s University

Hope to see you there!