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 related to climate action in collaboration with a researcher from this field and the Climate Ambassador Programme.  Given the urgent but overwhelming nature of this …

My call to arms

What an incredible experience! In the world of science communication, Bright Club is one of the best experiences any scientist can have. On its own website, they define themselves as “a variety night for lateral minds, where researchers become comedians for a night! Each event features academics from science, humanities, …

Living The Dream

You probably didn’t realise it, but comedy is an exact science. The proof was discovered by Mark Twain, and it can be described as fundamentally as the relationship between energy and matter: (Comedy = Tragedy X Time) If we take this to be true, then scientists are surely some 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 …