Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bright Club Guildford

Bright Club Guildford began in January 2012 and we’ll be doing shows every three months at Bar Des Arts in the centre of town.

Find us on Twitter @BrightClubGLD and Facebook.


Next show is 19th July, tickets here –
And the show after that is 18th October.
 We’re also hoping to do a massive Xmas special gig. Watch this space!

Bright Club Wales

Bright Club Wales first started in November 2010 and has taken place at many of Cardiff’s hottest venues, most recently at Buffalo. So far, researchers from the universities of Cardiff and Glamorgan and from the National Museum have entertained the audiences with sets covering a wide range of subjects, from astronomy, to observing young men, to the importance of cherry pickers to communicating your research!

After a recent hiatus due to job changes and babies, we are in the middle of arranging a new set of event beginning in April and building up to an extra special Bright Club: Bodies at the Cardiff Science Festival in July.

If you would like to perform or help organise future Bright Clubs in Wales, please contact: or find us on facebook and twitter.


April – Bright Club Beta – a testing ground for future comperes of Bright Club Wales to give them a chance to get to know how it all works.

May – details tbc

June – details tbc

July – Bright Club: Bodies at Cardiff Science Festival

Bright Club: The UK, May 18th, Bloomsbury Theatre


Tickets on-sale at:

It’s time to take on the Bloomsbury again!

For this special gig to celebrate the Bright Clubs springing up all over the UK, we’ve brought four of the hottest talents from outside London to take on four UCL performers to find out which city does the funny best.

Taking to the stage tonight are:

Chris Martin (MC) – anecdotalist, social commentator and very funny guy
Paul Sinha – international stand-up comedian and one of ITV’s Chasers
Angela Barnes – Winner BBC New Comedy award 2011

Jo Below – accordion squeezer and bad girl
Sleepy Ed Hicks – banjo man and tease 

From London:
Vincent Walsh, neuroscientist
Hannah Fry, social mathematician
Essi Viitanen, scandinavian film expert
Steve Cross, Bright Club svengali

From the UK:
Daniel Ridley- Ellis, timber scientist from Bright Club Edinburgh
Alison Eales, jazz historian from Bright Club Glasgow
Jacques Carolan, physicist from Bright Club Bristol
Hayley Frend, pathologist from Bright Club Cambridge

Tickets £8 from

Bright Club Glasgow

Bright Club blasted onto the Glasgow comedy scene in November 2011 with a sell-out show at The Admiral, hosted by ‘weegie comedy Godfather, Bruce Morton.  Since then, shows have continued to entertain audiences at both The Admiral and Scotland’s most famous comedy club, The Stand.  So far, researchers from the University of Glasgow and Strathclyde have waxed lyrical about a diversity of subjects, from crayfish, to criminology, to The Beegees!  After huge success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Bright Club is heading west to makes its Glasgow International Comedy festival debut this March.

If you would like to perform or help organise future Bright Clubs in Glasgow, please contact: or find us on facebook and twitter.


26 March – Glasgow International Comedy Festival, The Stand. Tickets here.

23 April – The Stand

14 June – The Admiral, as part of Glasgow Science Festival

23 July – The Stand

Bright Club Bristol

Bright Club Bristol is based at Hamilton House, above the Canteen, in Stokes Croft.


31st May 2012 – The Nature of Things (tickets on sale soon here)


1st March 2011 – Mind Over Matter (sold out)

29th November 2011 – The First Time (sold out)

Bright Club: Connections – 20th March, Wilmington Arms

Bright Club, the night where professional researchers become comedians for one night, continues to try and make sense of this funny old world. Tonight it’s all about connections, between things, between people, even between tiny bits of the brain.  Join compere Thom Tuck (from the Penny Dreadfuls) and glamorous uke star Cream (Catharine Rogers) as they welcome to the stage six newcomers:

Hannah Fry, social mathematician
Jason Lotay, maths guru
Richard North, english literature lecturer
David Beavan, digital humanist.
Steven Gray, computer scientist turned people person.

Doors 7.30, Door tax £5, Tickets  from

Tickets now on sale for Connections, March 20th

We’re just putting a finishing touch to the flyer, but you can already get tickets for our next gig on March 20th here: