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An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail

The team behind Festival of the Spoken Nerd presents…


Monthly in London at the Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green.
Occasionally at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London and Cheltenham Science Festival.


UPDATE: Our next block of shows at the Backyard Comedy Club have been cancelled due to public health concerns – but out Bloomsbury Theatre shows are going ahead on new rescheduled dates in April 2021. Click here for the latest information, and join our mailing list to hear about our next nights when they start up again.


An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event where 80% of the words in the title start with a vowel. Of the 16 unique letters in the title, 31.25% of them are used more than once. If you are not enjoying this level of detail, it’s unlikely that you will enjoy the show.

An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event where we ask enthusiasts, scientists, miscellaneous experts* and comedians to talk about whatever they want. By attending this event, you revoke all rights to complain about the level of detail they choose to do so in.

An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event on the last Tuesday of every month at the Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green and occasionally in other venues. It is hosted by some or all of Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney. Each of them have 10 letters in their names. Each show will be 10,800 seconds long. Each ticket can be bought via the links on this page.

*actual experts in miscellany

At Backyard Comedy Club, concession prices apply for the following groups:
Students, OAPs, unemployed, librarians, teachers, NHS workers. Wheelchair spaces also available with free companion seat. Backyard Comedy Club is fully accessible.

For Bloomsbury Theatre shows, see ticket link for standard concessions and access information.

For Cheltenham Festival shows, tickets and information will be available in Spring 2020.

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