Monthly Archives: January 2014

Bright Club Loughborough

Bright Club Loughborough kicked off with a sold out gig in January 2014 that featured subjects as various as energy conscious cats and air crash investigations, compered by Bright Club founder Steve Cross and headlined by Tiernan Douieb.

Bright Club Loughborough features researchers from across Loughborough University and lives upstairs at The Organ Grinder pub. If you would like to perform at an upcoming show please contact us at

Keep up to date with Bright Club Loughborough on our Facebook page and check out highlights from gigs gone by on our ‘brightcluboro’ Youtube channel.

Audience reaction to Bright Club Loughborough #1:

“Beyond the bravery of those who took part, you were genuinely funny.”

“Last night was awesome!!! What a great event – I haven’t laughed so much in a long time J”

Secret plans and future excitement…

Exciting things are brewing in Bright Club HQ.

Over the next few months, we are planning some special gigs at brand new venues, in collaboration with exciting people.

Are you intrigued by our ambiguous allusions to future events?

Or is our vagaries annoying you? (if so: tough!)

Updates will appear on the blog, when we have them – so watch this space!

Bright Club Leicester

ArtReach is launching a brand new Bright Club in Leicester. The first two shows will feature as part of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in Europe!

Researchers from De Montfort University will be bridging the gap between lecture theatre and stage this February as they take part in the ArtReach Bright Club at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2014. Researchers are given (modest) training to make their work and chosen topic comical, they then brave the stage for 8 minutes and engage audiences with their edifying and funny material! Topics range from Journalism and Politics to 3D Printing and App development.

There will be two shows over the Festival period, both taking place at Leicester’s first pub theatre, Upstairs at the Western – located in Leicester’s West End.

Show one: Saturday 8th February, 7.30pm
Compered by local comedian Matthew Holmes and headlined by Ahir Shah (‘Intellectualism and profanity’ – given 5 stars by Three Weeks).
Tickets: £12

Show two: Saturday 22nd February, 7.30pm
Compered by local comedian Matthew Holmes and headlined by Joel Dommett (star of BBC 3’s Impractical Jokers)
Tickets: £12

Book via:
• The Dave Leicester Comedy Festival central box office on 0116242 3595
• The DLCF website (search ‘Bright Club’)
• Or through the venue’s website

Leicester, with its dedicated comedy audience and two universities is the perfect place for a new Bright Club to be launched. After the Festival ArtReach hopes to make a regular Bright Club night, utilising different venues in the city and a wide range of topics and interest from both UOL and DMU.

For updates check or