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.

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What’s funny about motherhood?
Today, I have COVID. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by people who can help mind my children and care for them during my...
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Bright Club Open Call 2022
In the Autumn of 2022, Bright Club Ireland, the variety night uniting academic research and comedy, will fund two to four comedians / performers to...
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Mathematics Is A Joke
This post was written by Dr. John Butler, frequent Bright Club contributor and lecturer in maths at TU Dublin. The first time I had the...
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