Geeky comedy night Festival of the Spoken Nerd coming to 53 Degrees

Posted on - 25th May, 2014 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Comedy, University campus, What's On in Preston
The comedy trio bring their scientific approach to Preston

The comedy trio bring their scientific approach to Preston

Comedy fuses with science in June as UCLan brings a geeky show to Preston.


The Festival of the Spoken Nerd takes place at 53 Degrees on Thursday 26 June.

On the line-up is award-winning geek songstress Helen Arney, stand-up mathematician Matt Parker and BBC One science experiments man Steve Mould.

Stand-up mathematician Matt Parker said: “As professional geeks we love ‘first ever’ things – the first Brit in space, the first person to solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded, and of course the first Festival of the Spoken Nerd in Lancashire.

“We’re taking the festival theme of Power Up! very seriously by bringing our biggest and best ever show to Preston – and we’re looking forward to a totally new audience showing us their Full Frontal Nerdity on the night too.”

The show is part of the Lancashire Science Festival.

UCLan public engagement manager Dr Jo Heaton-Marriott said: “We wanted to bring something a bit different to this year’s festival and the Festival of the Spoken Nerd show certainly does that.

“It’s not your run of the mill comedy night out. It’s a night of laugh out loud intelligent comedy that will get your brain ticking at the same time as making you giggle; even if you hated science at school and the thought of a Bunsen burner brings you out in a rash.”

The show was performed at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and been on a sell-out tour.

Tickets are £15 per person and the show starts at 7.39pm.

To book or for more information call 01772 894288 or email

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