Festival Of The Spoken Nerd is the brain child of Helen Arney, Matt Parker and Steve Mould. If you’re looking for hi-res press shots they’re here:
Helen Arney – helenarney.com
Thinking that she’d left her geek past behind after graduating in Physics from Imperial College, Helen proved herself wrong when she turned to writing quirky stand-up and song inspired by science. Since touring the UK in “Uncaged Monkeys” with Robin Ince and Brian Cox, she’s popped up on BBC 2 Coast, Channel 4, Radio 3, 4, 5Live and 6Music, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience on Comedy Central, and at the Edinburgh Fringe with her award-winning solo show “Voice of an Angle”. Helen also presents science on Discovery Channel’s “You Have Been Warned” and has filled several notebooks with rhymes for Uranus.
“The confidence and clarity of Arney’s performance is exceptional” (Telegraph)
“Clever comedy at its best” (The Skinny)
Matt Parker – standupmaths.com
Possibly the only person to hold the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt is always keen to mix his two passions of mathematics and stand-up. Matt Parker appears regularly to talk about maths on the radio and TV (Discovery’s You Have Been Warned, James May’s Things You Need to Know, Channel 4’s Mating Season) as well as being all over the internet. His first book “Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension“, published by Penguin, is out now. Matt’s favourite number is currently 3435.
“Capable of generating big laughs using the deceptively simple power of numbers” (Guardian)
Steve Mould – stevemould.com
From mind-bending tricks on BBC 1’s Britain’s Brightest and element-hunting on ITV’s I Never Knew That About Britain, to dismantling a child’s robot to make it talk backwards “like the devil”, Steve’s scientific interests are unfettered by the limitations of specialism. On any given day, Steve might be leading a dubstep subatomic particle safari, putting nail varnish on a pineapple (for maths) or dressing up as a Lego man (also for maths). Maker of mathematical curios, creator of illusions and writer of long and overly technical blog posts, he also used to be on Blue Peter back in the day and won’t stop going on about it. Steve has a three metre long, homemade flame tube for turning music into fire. It’s twice as long as Matt’s.
“Beyond nerdy, yet playful and ingeniously funny…” (The List)