The Bright Club Mission

What is Bright Club about? We’re glad you asked… Our mission is to empower researchers, inform and engage the public, and contribute to cultural and societal change. We will do this by: Building capacity for Irish-based researchers in communication and engagement, toward creating a community of practice Empowering publics to …

Bright Club Open Call!

Bright Club Ireland, the variety night bringing academic research and comedy together, is looking to fund COMEDIANS & PERFORMERS to develop material for headline performances in late 2018 and early 2019. We will award a small number of €500 grants to performers of any type willing to develop 15-20 minute …

The Psychology of Stand-Up Comedy

Why do comedians engage in stand-up, and why Do audiences like it? This post was written in 2016 by Brian Hughes, a speaker at the second ever Bright Club Dublin. It was originally posted on Psychology Today. Recently I had cause to perform some stand-up comedy (strictly as an amateur of …

First Time at Bright Club?

This post was written in 2015 by Andrew Jackson, a speaker at the second ever Bright Club Dublin. It was originally posted at the EcoEvo blog. Bright Club is a variety night of entertainment combining light-hearted research talks from academics and performances from professional comedians. It has been running for …