“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 BBC1 science experiments guy Steve Mould. Whether you loved or loathed the school science lab, Festival of the Spoken Nerd is here to feed your brain, tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner.
“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, 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.
“A victory for intellect and the pure joy of finding out something new” – Latest 7
“Physics porn for the sci-curious… Festival of the Spoken Nerd should be applauded” – Fest
As individual performers and as a group, the Nerds have appeared across TV, radio and on stage with the likes of Prof Brian Cox, Robin Ince and astronaut Chris Hadfield. The Spoken Nerds also host a podcast, and perform as individuals as well as a group – click here to find out more about Helen, Matt and Steve.
“The geeks have inherited the earth in a show that’s smart and funny” – The Skinny
“Wonderfully witty” – Chortle