Monthly Archives: April 2014

May 14th – Bright Club: Wishing at the Star of Kings


Bright Club is getting all wistful at the end of spring, with a gig all about wishing. Ever wondered what PhD students really want to be doing with their time, or if a post-doc really is aspiring to save the world? All with a comedy twist?

We’ve picked a bunch of brilliant UCL researchers ready to make you laugh with longing as they share stories from their research. To support them through it, we’ll have two brilliant comedians to share their own wistful wants and keep the comedy coming.

So get your giggle on and join comedians:

Nish Kumar – who ‘will leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your belly and a big smile on your face’ (Time Out)

Mae Martin – remember your sunglasses as Mae ‘sparkles from the moment she takes the stage’ (The Skinny)

And your researchers:

Rob Levy digs data

Anna Ploszajski hearts hydrogen

Nick Neasom is vocal about vowels

Michelle Korda harps on about hips

Dana Boebinger studies speech

Ticket: £5 from

5th birthday gig on April 29th – lineup ANNOUNCED!

That’s right, we’ve got the pick of the past UCL performers from our 5 years on the circuit, we’ve got a delicious selection of comedians to get you ready to chuckle, gaffaw and fall off your chair.

Just look at who the flipping heck we have got:


David Morgan – possibly the best MC we’ve ever had who makes the audience: “feel they’ve had a show performed specifically for them” (London is Funny)

Elis James – according to Fest, Elis “Should be at the top of your list”: and he is!

Suzi Ruffell – So “full of nervy, sparky energy” (Chortle) that we sometime worry she’ll blow the lights out, but so far we’ve been ok!

UCL performers:

Tristan Smith – shipping expert

Anne Welsh – uncovers secrets in your library

Jack Stilgoe – talks science policy

Steve Cross – Bright Club founder and most prolific performer

Sarah Dhanjal – shares her love of digging

Matt Winning
– makes fun of the economy

Sophie Meekings – enjoys the weird things we do with our voices

Tom Stern – is playful with philosophy

Titus Hjelm – takes vampires seriously

Debbie Challis – digs the dirt on archaeologists

All we need now is the best audience we have seen for the past 5 years.

Think you’re one of our loyalist fans? Did you come to our first ever show? Are you a serial offender, popping in a few times a year, or a newbie who’s never been but wants to see what the fuss is all about?

Well, cancel your Easter Egg hangover, and gather those pennies together for the eve of payday, and get a ticket for Bright Club: Change on 29th April. It’s only at the flipping Bloomsbury Theatre as well!

Tickets: £8 from