Bright Club offers alternative stand-up

Cardiff hosts an intellectual comedy night

Bright Club is a variety night where university researchers and academics perform stand-up comedy to a crowd in relation to their specialist field.

On 28 November, Buffalo in Cardiff will play host to several brave scholars, many of whom will be swapping the lecture theatre for the comedy stage in the name of entertainment.

Dean Burnett: neuroscientist by day, stand-up comic by night

Dean Burnett, a Cardiff University neuroscientist, has been performing stand-up for six years but the upcoming Bright Club will be his first opportunity to perform a set about his neuroscience work.

He said, “It’s important, I think, to show that scientists, academics and the like are actually people too, not intellectual pseudo-drones who only talk about their professional interests. Bright Club, I feel, helps with this a great deal.”