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



You’re Up Next!
Can you teach someone to be funny? Is it wrong to laugh at things that are challenging or upsetting? How can we use humour to...
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Finding Comedy and Community Online
When you think about a Bright Club event what is the first thing that comes to mind? Science communication and comedy? Yes, of course -...
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Public Engagement at NUI Galway
Five NUI Galway public engagement and education initiatives have been awarded funding of more than €175,000 through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme, to fund projects...
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