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Lee Mack
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Lee Mack

Dec 22, 2013

Lee Mack is a stand up comedian and actor.  He is probably best known for writing and playing the lead in the sitcom ‘Not Going Out’ and his regular appearances on a variety of panel shows such as ‘QI’ and as a team captain on ‘Would I Lie To You?’  He embarks on a new live tour of the UK in 2014.  The most...

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Greg Foot
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Greg Foot

Dec 22, 2013

  Greg Foot is a science presenter.  He was first on screen presenting the children’s science show ‘Whizz Whizz Bang Bang’ in 2007, where he made a variety of ridiculous inventions.  Since then he has presented what might be called ‘extreme’ science shows, often involving stunts to test scientific theories. I’ve been shot, frozen, burnt, electrocuted, all for science. On getting interested in science....

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Phill Jupitus
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Phill Jupitus

Dec 16, 2013

Phill Jupitus is an English stand-up and improvisational comedian, actor, performance poet and cartoonist.  He has been a team captain on BBC Two’s popular music quiz ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ since its inception in 1996 and also appears regularly as a guest on several other panel shows, including ‘QI’ and BBC Radio 4’s ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’. I like my scientists in...

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Ross Noble
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Ross Noble

Dec 16, 2013

  Ross Noble is an internationally acclaimed stand up comedian.  His legendary stand up routines are largely improvised and often take on a stream of consciousness delivery.  His fascination with nature is often apparent in his performances.  He has also created a number of TV shows touring around on his motorcycle, biking being another of Ross’ major passions.  It’s more likely that real scientific...

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Robyn Hitchcock
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Robyn Hitchcock

Dec 16, 2013

Robyn Hitchcock is a legend of English music.  The singer, songwriter and  guitarist has a huge back catalogue of hits with bands including The Soft Boys, The Egyptians and The Venus 3 as well as having a prolific solo career.  His music tends to surrealism, comedic elements and good old fashioned English eccentrics.  He continues to release new music and headline gigs across the...

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Alan Moore
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Alan Moore

Nov 23, 2013

  Alan Moore is one of the most successful and acclaimed writers of all time, working primarily in the areas of science fiction and fantasy and in the medium of comic books and graphic novels.  Many of his titles are regarded as some of the greatest works of the genre, including ‘V for Vendetta’, ‘From Hell’, ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ and the seminal...

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Dave Gorman
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Dave Gorman

Nov 23, 2013

  Dave Gorman is a stand-up comedian, author and presenter with a love of mathematics.  Dave shot to fame in 2000 with the stage show ‘Are You Dave Gorman?’ which focused on his quest to find as many people as he could also called Dave Gorman.  His shows often take a scientific approach in that he provides painstakingly acquired evidence for his on-stage claims....

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Tony Law
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Tony Law

Nov 23, 2013

  Tony Law is a Canadian stand up comedian.  He is best known for his surrealist material and Viking dress style.  He is now based in the UK, where he frequently tours new shows.  In 2013, his show ‘Maximum Nonsense’ was awarded Best Show at the Chortle Awards.     Everything bad comes from people not being curious. On first memories of science Ah,...

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Timandra Harkness
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Timandra Harkness

Nov 23, 2013

  Timandra Harkness is a writer, performer and comedian and is currently studying mathematics at the Open University.  Her comedic work is heavily influenced by science and has included the Fringe success ‘Your Days are Numbered’ with Matt Parker and the cabaret nights ‘Science Burlesque’. It doesn’t matter what number X is as long as you sort out what X is doing. On rediscovering...

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Steve Mould
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Steve Mould

Nov 23, 2013

  Steve Mould is a science presenter with a Masters degree in Physics from Oxford University.  Steve was the resident scientist on ‘Blue Peter’ for many years and currently tours as one of the Guerrilla Scientists and as part of ‘Festival of the Spoken Nerd’, and also runs the site ‘Maths Gear.’     I think having a better understanding of the world makes...

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Richard Herring
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Richard Herring

Nov 23, 2013

  Richard Herring is an English comedian and writer who began his career as part of the double act Lee and Herring.  His stand up, including his award-winning show ‘Christ on a Bike’, often focuses on the rational and in 2010 he was made a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association. I’ve got a lot of respect for the morality of Christianity. On...

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Omid Djalili
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Omid Djalili

Nov 23, 2013

  Omid Djalili is a British-Iranian stand up comedian, actor and writer.  Omid’s comedy often focuses on ethnicity and religion and in a culmination of this he took the lead in the 2011 film ‘The Infidel’, playing a British-Muslim who discovers he was born a Jew.  He has appeared on stage all around the world and featured in a huge number of film and...

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Michael Legge
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Michael Legge

Nov 23, 2013

  Michael Legge is a comedian and writer from Northern Ireland.  He is a regular collaborator on radio with Dave Gorman and on stage with Robin Ince.  In 2012, he became the talk of Twitter after he declared a man he had just made up, Gregg Jevin, had died.  The ‘story’ was picked up by a number of news outlets and a benefit gig...

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Matt Parker
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Matt Parker

Nov 23, 2013

Matt Parker is a London-based Australian 'stand up mathematician' based at Queen Mary University, London.  He holds the title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer, is one third of comedy group 'Festival of the Spoken Nerd', runs the Maths Gear website, is the best selling author of ‘Things To Make and Do in Fourth Dimension’,  is a frequent host on Numberphile and regularly tours...

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Helen Keen
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Helen Keen

Nov 23, 2013

  Helen Keen is an English comedian.  In 2008 she began touring science festivals with her stand up show ‘It is Rocket Science’, a lecture about the history of the space rocket.  She also curates ‘Spacetacular’, which is a sort of space themed variety night. I only got a B in my GCSE Physics. On getting interested in science I always change my mind...

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Helen Arney
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Helen Arney

Nov 23, 2013

Helen Arney is a comedian, geek songstress and physics graduate. She’s also one third of science comedy group ‘Festival of the Spoken Nerd’.  Helen has toured her science-infused comedy songs around the UK including performing her award-winning solo show ‘Voice of an Angle’ at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre. People have never not been interested in science. On taking an interest in...

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Christopher Sykes
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Christopher Sykes

Nov 23, 2013

Christopher Sykes is a British filmmaker who has directed and produced over seventy films but is probably best known as the director of many films and television series with Professor Richard Feynman including ‘The Pleasure of Finding Things Out’, ‘Fun to Imagine’ and ‘No Ordinary Genius’. Feynman said, ‘If the film’s any good that’s to your credit and if it’s lousy, well, that’s your...

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Chris Addison
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Chris Addison

Nov 23, 2013

  Chris Addison is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director.  He is known for his lecture-style science themed stand up shows, his regular appearances on panel show ‘Mock the Week’ and for his role as Ollie Reeder in ‘The Thick of It’.  In 2013 he has also directed numerous episodes of HBO series ‘Veep’. Where science and comedy meet is they’re both trying...

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Ben Moor
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Ben Moor

Nov 23, 2013

Ben Moor is a comedy writer and actor whose shows often take a scientific approach.  As well as presenting shows for BBC radio which have seen him travel to CERN amongst other places, Ben’s solo live shows have tackled things from extinct fish to super colliders.  His latest show, ‘Each of Us’, will be playing throughout 2013. Imagine the biggest ring at CERN being...

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