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.