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Comedy with Science Showoff

Comedy with Science Showoff

Join us for a weird and wonderful night of science comedy, music and performance. 'Science Showoff' hosted by Steve Cross with invited guests, is a chaotic open mic night for scientists, science communicators, science teachers, historians and philosophers of science, students, science popularisers and anyone else with something to show off about science.

Kicking off with an introduction from resident compere & comedian Steve Cross, the signed-up performers take to the stage to show off their science! They might...

Show a film they just made

Try out a new demo

Practise a new science comedy set

Tell us about their new discovery

Perform a 9-minute play about science

Play their new song about protons

Tell us what they’ve been up to

Predict the future

Give us a taster of their science-themed Edinburgh show

Read us their latest science poem

Try out a bit of a new science lesson on us

Play us a short radio documentary

Experiment on the crowd

Read us a blogpost

Perform an interpretive dance about science

Or anything else...

If you need any more convincing to get behind the Science Showoff team, they’ve promised to answer any and all science questions you throw their way on Twitter!

@ScienceShowoff #massiveshowoff

Advance tickets just £8
(£10 on the door)

Steve Cross is (founder of Science Showoff) will be your compere for the evening. Once upon a time he was a spectacularly poor lab scientist, then an OK science communicator and for a while a museum and art curator (for Wellcome Collection). These days he’s a geek comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all sorts of intellectual types share their passions.

He also founded Museums Showoff and Bright Club, for example. He trains clever people to be funny, through his project CLEVERmakeFUNNY, and has worked with academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives. Steve has performed at all the nerdiest places, like the Science Museum, the Cheltenham Science Festival, the Royal Institution, The Edinburgh Science Festival, Green Man, the Natural History Museum, the Manchester Science Festival, the British Science Festival and the Barbican. He’s gigged for conferences including the Society for Applied Microbiology, the International Congress of the History of Science, Technology & Medicine and the Science Communication Conference.

Past MCs are Richard Herring, Isy Suttie and Josie Long. Such is the boom in science stand-up, the nights are being swamped by the professional comedy crowd.