“Great, funny, clever… Even the heckles at this terrific show are smart” – The Scotsman
“Charm and perky curiosity is in its DNA” – Guardian
Festival of the Spoken Nerd is where sparkling wit meets fascinating science in a comedy night for the insatiably sci-curious. It’s hosted by award-winning geek songstress Helen Arney, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and BBC 1 science experiments guy Steve Mould.
“The nerd show to end all nerd shows” – The List
“Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun – and funny – about science” – New Scientist
It’s a celebration of science with comedy, songs, live experiments and unashamed geekiness. Sometimes the Spoken Nerds are joined by guest scientists and comedy headliners, and there’s always time for questions at the end (with extra marks for showing your workings).
“immature, irreverent, and a wonderfully imaginative way to present both comedy and science” – Broadway Baby
“Physics porn for the sci-curious… Festival of the Spoken Nerd should be applauded” – Fest
Spoken Nerd appears at venues across the country. They’ve performed in sold-out shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hammersmith Apollo, Theatre Royal Haymarket and Udderbelly on the South Bank, plus Green Man and Latitude music festivals, TED and the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2013 they returned to the Bloomsbury Theatre with an all-new show “Technobabble“, as well as Brighton, Cambridge and Edinburgh Science Festivals and the British Science Festival in Newcastle. After a successful first UK tour in 2012 they returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and are taking their new show “Full Frontal Nerdity” on tour all over the UK in early 2014.
“The geeks have inherited the earth in a show that’s smart and funny” – The Skinny
“Wonderfully witty” – Chortle
Recent guests include comedians Robin Ince, Helen Keen, Alex Horne and scientists Prof Richard Wiseman, Prof Andrea Sella, Dr Lucie Green, Dr Mark Miodownik, Dr Jenny Rohn, Dr Lewis Dartnell, economist Tim Harford, digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle and NYC roboticist Heather Knight with her stand-up robot, Data.