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



The Bright Club Speaker Experience
What's it like to be an academic speaker at Bright Club? Is it fun, scary, inspiring, or life-changing? We chatted to several former Bright Club...
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Performance Nerves – A love story
Do you saunter on stage and smile reassuringly at the front row?  Have you ever cheerfully announced that most of your presentation was ‘off the...
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Bright Club Open Call 2019
In the Autumn of 2019, Bright Club Ireland, the variety night uniting academic research and comedy, will fund two comedians / performers to develop material...
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