Bright Club Ireland

A variety night for lateral minds




Bright Club is a variety night for lateral minds, where researchers become comedians for a night! Each event features academics from science, humanities, and social science talking about their work alongside professional comedians and musicians. Originally pioneered in the UK, Bright Club came to Ireland in 2015 with events in Dublin, Galway, Cork, and Athlone. With comedy, music and more besides, Bright Club is the only variety night where you’ll furrow your brow before laughing your face off.

Bright Club is supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It has been covered by RTÉ, The Irish Times, Newstalk, TodayFM, and Silicon Republic.

Upcoming gigs

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Six Years of Bright Club Ireland
This is not exactly what we expected from the sixth year of Bright Club! It has been such a surreal year, for all of us....
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Help Bright Club Survive
We need your support to keep going. The best thing about Bright Club Ireland is our community of performers, academics, audience, and other supporters, and...
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Open Call 2020!
In the Autumn of 2020, Bright Club Ireland, the variety night uniting academic research and comedy, will fund two comedians / performers to develop material...
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