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Bright Club is a public engagement event unlike any other.  Researchers, 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.  Comedy and research have a lot in common.

Most of our performers have no experience of doing stand-up comedy – or have even considered it before – but that doesn’t matter.  We provide training and no matter how much experience you have with public speaking or teaching, there is something valuable you can learn from the world of stand-up – and have a great time as you do it

We had a sell-out debut show at Dundee Science Festival in 2011, and are working with brilliant comedy people including Helen Keen and Susan Morrison (The Stand comedy clubs).  Our shows sell out and we’ve had lots of media attention, including BBC Radio Scotland.

We have regular shows and we are looking for people to get involved, make us laugh, and help make this the best Bright Club in the UK.  We are seeking researchers from all fields.

If you’re a budding comedian, looking for a new public engagement opportunity, want to make your life more interesting, or just like the sound of your own voice then get in touch with us at so we can inform you of show openings and training workshops as soon as they come up.

All our performers are, of course, researchers (from PhD students to professors) and not comedians, so you absolutely don’t need any stand-up experience. You don’t even need to have any jokes written, because we give you all the training and practice you need.  It’s easier than you think, but don’t tell your friends that because they’ll look at you in awe.

The biggest incentive we can offer is that performing is brilliant fun – hopefully we’ll hear from some of you soon.

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