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 …