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What is Festival of the Spoken Nerd?


Festival of the Spoken Nerd is the science comedy phenomenon that will feed your brain, tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!

The trio of stand-up mathematician Matt Parker (Discovery Channel You Have Been Warned, Numberphile), experiments maestro Steve Mould (ITV1 I Never Knew That About Britain, BBC1 Britain’s Brightest) and geek songstress Helen Arney (BBC2 Coast, Comedy Central Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience) mix astonishing science with statistically significant comedy, plus experiments that electrify their audiences – sometimes literally. Here’s what people are saying about their live shows.

Since their smash hit tour show Full Frontal Nerdity in 2014, the Nerds have filmed their first DVD and download (available now) and racked up over 35 million views on YouTube for their experiments, songs and stand-up. As well as sell-out shows all over the UK, the Nerds have performed in Las Vegas and New York, at Shakespeare’s Globe, London’s Science Museum, Hammersmith Apollo with Robin Ince and Brian Cox, The British Library, Latitude and Udderbelly Festivals and all the major UK science festivals.

In 2015 they toured the Edinburgh Fringe and across the UK to 15,000 nerds and non-nerds with Just For Graphs, and their plans for 2016 are Off The Chart! Helen, Matt and Steve have just finished their new science comedy series for BBC Radio 4, “Domestic Science“. On-air this July, listeners will get their hands on bite-size experiments in a comedy show that explores the science around us.

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