Category Archives: Bright Club

Bright Club is the thinking person’s variety night, blending comedy, music, art, new writing, science, performance, and anything else that can happen on a stage.

Bright Club: Reply All

matt-wood-bright-clubThis guest post has been written by Bright Club performer Matt Wood.

I had always loved the idea of doing stand up comedy. The trouble was I didn’t really think I had anything to say. Who really wants to listen to what a 24 year old has to say about life?… Read more

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Bright Club: sandwiches and seabird science

Kirsty LeesThis guest post has been written by Bright Club performer Kirsty Lees.

I saw my first Bright Club set as a challenge; perhaps a bit of a ‘bucket list’ activity. After all, what’s the worst that could happen?

I have never been into amateur dramatics, I’m not a natural performer and apart from a brief role in a school assembly about 25 years ago, I had never stood on a stage with the sole intention of being ‘entertaining’.… Read more

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60 Second Interview with Dean Wilson, Bright Club performer

Dean WilsonWe spoke to Dean Wilson about his recent experience of taking part in Bright Club – a night that blends comedy, music, new writing, research and performance into a smorgasbord of delights.

Had you performed on stage before Bright Club?
Not since school really, I remember being an armadillo in a school play about the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest!… Read more

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Some academics, a comedian and a musician walk into a bar…

Some academics, a comedian and a musician walk into a bar… No, this isn’t a joke, this is the standard line-up for Bright Club. If you’ve never heard of Bright Club you’re certainly missing out. This is a comedy night with a difference; researchers and academics take to the stage to reveal the comic goings on behind university doors.… Read more

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The Last Laugh

Being a science explainer means you have lots of interesting experiences, from making polystyrene glue, to smearing faux poo on your nose in the science theatre. Before I leave the Centre for Life to become a science teacher I wanted to tell you about the most terrifying and exhilarating experiences of them all – Bright Club.… Read more

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