We did it: Bright Club made its Glasgow debut last Thursday, with a storming sell-out show at The Admiral!
At 6 o'clock, the pub was already bustling with academic comedy enthusiasts, eager to procure one of the last remaining tickets. At 7.30 on the dot, the queueing began...
"Please let us in!" Tensions are high as The Admiral reaches capacity
By 8 o'clock, the crowd were settled and ready for Bruce Morton, our all-drinking all-smoking weegie comedy Godfather and host for the evening!
"So how did you lose your tooth then, Bruce?"
The first slice of zoology humour was delivered by astacologist and notorious attention-seeker, Zara Gladman.
I should have used Bruce's 'cray-dar' line
Next up, Alan Kelly, an athletically-gifted engineer with a penchant for triangles took to the stage.
After triangle engineering came cell engineering: we all learned a thing or two about how to generate bone, courtesy of Laura McNamara.
Generating bone: cell culture or short skirts?
Alan Logan closed the first half by helping us face our irrational (and rational? but not integer) fear of mathematics.
Pastry allergies and slutty Field medalists
After what Bruce would describe as a "very successful interval", we were joined by silly-songstress and seasoned Bright Clubber, Eleanor Morton
Her song about "awkward social situations"certainly rang a bell with the academic crowd
Cod's gift to comedy - Shaun Killen - was up next, with fart jokes, Star Trek and gill-gags a-plenty! He certainly knows his audience...
Worf in the Holodeck... shudder!
From underwater to the underworld: Paul McGuinness gave a fantastically dark account of life as a criminologist, and some home-truths about what men really want.
The truth about "Foxy Knoxy"
And to finish off.... Matt Winning proved that the economy is definitely to be laughed at.
Who knew climate change was funny?
Congratulations to all of the performers and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along! It was a most excellent evening.
See you at the next one.... speaking of which: if you are interested in performing or helping to organise Bright Club Glasgow II, please get in touch! Contact the crayfisher on: email@example.com
Advance tickets for Bright Club Glasgow's debut sold out in just a few weeks! If you missed out, there's another chance to book yours online on Friday 4 November at 2pm: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/138243 <- get ready to refresh the page, it's going to be busy!
A small number of tickets will be available on the door on the night (doors at 7:30 pm). We're expecting queues so get down to The Admiral early, you won't want to miss this!
We're very excited to announce that the very first Bright Club Glasgow will be hosted by comedy Godfather, BRUCE MORTON!
Resident weegie and circuit veteran Bruce offers "gesture and commentary of the highest class" (The Observer), is "devastatingly funny... wry and poignant" (The Scotsman) and "has reinvented comedy" (The Independent).
Bruce interviewed Bright Club Edinburgh performers for BBC Radio Scotland back in August with amusing results! It's going to be fun night....
Ahoy future Bright Club performers! Bright Club founder Steve Cross (from UCL) and comedian Susan Morrison will be giving a special workshop from 2-4 pm on 25th October at Glasgow University (venue TBC). If you're interested in performing at future Bright Club Glasgow events and would like some tips on how to get started, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!
The esteemed Glasgow Skeptics are running a competition next month called SpeedScience in which scientists are given three minutes to present their research in an exciting and innovative way. It's sure to be a lot of fun, so if you're in Glasgow then get yourself down to The Admiral on the 8th November.
What's more, all competitors will receive a free ticket to Bright Club Glasgow's debut show on 17th November! Sounds good to me...
Greetings! Welcome to our first ever blog post. Today's topic: Glasgow's first ever Bright Club!
After successes in London, Edinburgh and elsewhere, Glasgow is finally climbing aboard the Bright Club Bandwagon with its debut show scheduled for Thursday 17th November 2011! Join us in The Admiral at 7.30 pm as academics take to the stage for your entertainment and enlightenment.