Bright Club research-themed standup comedy, 22 March, ‘Light’

by | Mar 2, 2023

Bright Club is a regular stand-up night where the comedians are all researchers and academics and the routines are related to their field. The 22 March session has two slots left for people to present on the theme of ‘light’ (they’re flexible on how you interpret that). You don’t need to be an experienced stand-up, they provide training including their Bright Club comedy workshop. Email and they’ll link you with the organiser. It’s at The King’s Arms in Salford.

Bright Club Manchester is the comedy club where researchers and academics, from all fields and backgrounds, take to the stage to perform short stand-up comedy routines about their work. Why? Because it’s fun, interesting, and genuinely useful in the continued pursuit of knowledge.

Most of our performers have no experience doing stand-up comedy or haven’t even considered it before, but that does not matter. We provide training and support and a transformation occurs.

How does it work?

Every event hosts a number of speakers, traditionally university researchers, but this has expanded to any individual who has a passion for their subject. People give a short, funny talk related to their area of knowledge wrapped around a loose theme for the night. We don’t discriminate by subject, experience, or fame: we just pick brilliant people, and let them tell jokes and funny stories about what they know best to an attractive and intelligent audience! Occasionally we also host musicians and artists with a wider set of talents.

But I have never done comedy before!

That’s ok! Most people haven’t before coming to Bright Club – that’s part of what makes us special. We take your passion and knowledge and help you mold that into a funny set with the help of online and face-to-face sessions with our seasoned stand-up performers.

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