What is Festival of the Spoken Nerd?

4 stars “Great, funny, clever… Even the heckles at this terrific show are smart” – The Scotsman

“Charm and perky curiosity is in its DNA” – Guardian

Fresh from their national tour the sell-out comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd will feed your brain, tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner with a show for the insatiably sci-curious. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

Whether you loved or loathed the school science lab, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker (Discovery Channel You Have Been Warned), experiments maestro Steve Mould (ITV1 I Never Knew That About Britain) and geek songstress Helen Arney (BBC2 Coast) mix astonishing science with statistically significant comedy – and maybe a few things that go BANG!

4 stars “The nerd show to end all nerd shows” – The List

“Harnesses comedy to highlight what is fun – and funny – about science” – New Scientist

Together the Spoken Nerds create a celebration of science with comedy, songs, live experiments and unashamed geekiness. Since 2011 they’ve appeared in venues across the country, from sold-out shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hammersmith Apollo, Theatre Royal Haymarket, British Library and Udderbelly on the South Bank, to Green Man and Latitude music festivals, SciFiWeekender, TED and all the major UK science festivals. After a successful UK tour in 2012 they returned to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 with “Full Frontal Nerdity” before taking the show on a 10,000 seat tour of the UK in 2014.

4 stars “A victory for intellect and the pure joy of finding out something new” – Latest 7

“Wonderfully witty” – Chortle

As individual performers the Nerds have appeared across television and radio, including BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, 5Live, 6Music and Absolute Radio. The Spoken Nerds also host a podcast, and perform separately as well as a group – click here to find out more about Helen, Matt and Steve.

4 stars “The geeks have inherited the earth in a show that’s smart and funny” – The Skinny

“Physics porn for the sci-curious… Festival of the Spoken Nerd should be applauded” – Fest