Ever wondered what goes on in the University of St Andrews? Bright Club brings current research to the stand-up comedy scene.

Bright Club is the place where public engagement and stand-up comedy collide. Academics and researchers - most of whom have never done comedy before - take to the stage to perform an 8 minute routine about their area of expertise. Following successes in Edinburgh, Dundee and other cities around the country, Bright Club is coming to St Andrews.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Bright Club St Andrews IV: Duck the Halls! Tickets available!

Tickets for our fourth and final show of the year are now available online!

Click here to go to our ticket site and you're £5 away from an evening of fabulous peer-reviewed comedy.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Bright Club St Andrews IV: Duck the Halls (with x of folly)!

We're going back to the Byre! Our next show will be on Tuesday 9th December in the Lawrence Levy Studio at the Byre Theatre, and will be Christmas themed.

Interested in performing? Contact us! We'd love to have you!

Interested in watching? Stay tuned for ticket details in due course.

All of the videos from our Halloween show are now up on our youtube channel. Go check them out!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

New Show! Bright Club St Andrews III: Ducky Horror Show

That's right, Bright Club St Andrews is returning for the new academic year with a fabulous new show on the 30th October, at the new Sandy's Bar pub venue in the Student Union (at the back of the main bar). Hosted by Leon O'Rourke with a lineup of six funny researchers, it's sure to be a fun night! We fully encourage the donning of Halloween costumes. Tickets available for £5 (+50p booking fee) from here. Get them now to avoid disappointment!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Spring! At the Byre!

We are back with a new show, it's going to be at the Byre Theatre, and we can barely contain our excitement.

The show will be called Spring! (and Roundabouts) It will be on Wednesday April 30th. Doors 7:30, Show starts 8:30.

Our compere will be Eleanor Morton ("clever, inventive, and super funny" - Josie Long) and we will have six academicomedians telling jokes and stories about their cutting-edge research for your 'hahaha!' and 'hmm - how interesting!' 

All of this for a mere £5. What a bargain! Tickets are available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/271005. Our first show sold out completely so get yours early to avoid disappointment

See you there!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bright Club St Andrews II: Call for Performers

Getting towards that time again, folks! We invite you academically inclined chaps and chapettes to come forward if you think you might like to try your hand at stand-up comedy.

Email us at brightclubstandrews@gmail.com to register your interest, or for more information!

Monday, 10 March 2014

Bright Club St Andrews I: Introducktion - 26/02/2014

Apologies for the delay in updating the site- academic life continues after Bright Club and I've been testing most days. However I now have a break, and so I shall give you updates!

Our first Bright Club St Andrews event was a resounding success! We filled the room and I think we made a few friends and fans. We're already preparing for the next one, so keep April 30th open, folks!

Here's some of the videos from the night:

Lewis Dean - A Primatologist Monkeying Around

Ana Navarrete - Brain Maniac

Suzanne McEndoo - Quantum Zoo

Mike Corr - The Fluorine Funster

Becky Boulton - Feminism with a Sting in its Tail

Thank you again to the Wellcome Trust for being lovely and giving us money to play with. Until next time Bright Lovers, stay classy St Andrews!

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

First Show!

Our first show will be on Wednesday 26th February 2014 in Venue 2 on the top floor of the Students Association Building on Market Street. Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start.

Tickets are £5 (+50p booking fee) and can be bought here. Both students and non-students can create an account to buy tickets.

There will also be a bar open ;)