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 honour of performing at Bright Club in 2019, I told the maths joke: “What’s purple and commutes?”pause for laughter “An Abelian Grape”,pause for more raucous …

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 related to COVID-19 and the current pandemic, in collaboration with academic researchers working in these areas.  Given the urgent relevance that science communication has taken …

Why Science Comedy?

This first episode of our new podcast You’re Up Next features Steve Cross, who founded Bright Club in the UK, with our host Jessamyn Fairfield. Listen here or read through the transcript below. Jessamyn Fairfield: Sometimes, science can feel like a joke. Experiments don’t work, simulations produce physically impossible outcomes, …