Review: Bright Club ‘Stars’, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Image of Stars: Bright ClubBright Club is one of the most original and creative shows at the moment in both the comedy and academic world! The concept was pioneered by UCL and has grown all over the UK and is even spreading across the world! University professors and researchers, namely UCL (although there was one non-UCLer on the bill tonight) performed stand-up comedy about their field of interest along with other top comedians, including Lucy Porter. Each Bright Club show is themed, tonight it was themed on ‘Stars’, which meant that, amongst a variety of academic disciplines, there were lots of physicists, geographers…and even an archaeologist on the bill.

Interview with Nelson de Gouveia

“The comedians that influence me are ones that aren’t comedians…everyday people, awesome folk I have conversations with. Watching top comedians works too, I would not have learnt many tricks of the trade to handle comedy as a profession, but my comedy relies on a chance encounter with a cashier at Costcutter or a newly-made friend,…

Interview with Liam Newman

“One thing to gain from performing is that it opens your eyes. I now look at the world differently and am constantly on the search for material whether it be through first hand experience or from people watching/stalking. It also means that moments that previously would’ve been considered low points are now a cause for…

Interview with Smug Roberts

“All my material is based on something personal to me. As I say I don’t really tell “jokes” or even crazy made up tales. All my act is based on real true life. The things that really go on in my life, and everyone else’s are much funnier than anything you could make up if you…