SCIENCE SHOWOFF 5.5, 22nd February, Star of Kings


It’s fresh meat night at the longest-running no-rules science comedy cabaret with Showoff in the name in London! Tonight join the fastest and funniest science MC in the land and eights acts who have never showed off before for a night of giggling while going “oo really I didn’t know that.”

You’ll see:

Steve Cross – geek comedian and your compere. Full of new ideas for causing trouble. The world’s only tarot reader to specialise in how your PhD is going to go.

Aimee Eckert – Aimee loves learning about cells & how they divide, but they don’t always love her back. Learn some neat facts about cell division and commiserate how, in her doctoral quest to unlock some of the secrets of cancer growth, the anarchistic cells do all they can to make research as difficult as possible.

Ali Mozaffari – The History of the Universe in Shirts: I will attempt to explain the 13.8 billion years old age of the universe using nothing more than a few (colourful) shirts and a lot of (colourful) imagination, chances are you’ve never quite seen cosmology done like this!

Tayyibah Ali – A PhD student studying neuromuscular disorders at Imperial College London, basically causing the accidental death of cells, on a weekly basis.

Nina Chhita – Matters of the heart: Valentine’s day left you broken hearted? Some steps on how to mend a broken heart with a little help from tissue engineering.

Russell Arnott – Exploring The Deep: Ocean vs Space. Why have 500 people been to space but only 3 men have been to the bottom of the ocean? Let’s discuss which is harder to explore: outer space or the deep ocean…

Abbie Fearon – I’m a post doc at the ETH Zurich. Back in London for the night and decided to try out some science-based comedy while I’m around. I work in cancer research which isn’t the funniest of topics so wish me luck.

Stevie Steven – Yorkshire lad with passion for fannying about. Successfully convinced a Yorkshire legend that science can be more than a vague interest. But where are you now, dad?

Antonia ForsterPropaganda, chemical warfare, and slavery: ants have a number of terrifying tactics up their sleeve. Ant expert Antonia Forster will be giving an insight into the bizarre behaviours and fighting tactics of humanity’s most formidable six-legged nemesis.

Anaïs Masetti – I’m an undergraduate student at UCL and a trained contemporary dancer, interested in exploring the creative and emotive potential of science, particularly genetics, through dance. Hopefully through my performance you will learn more about iPS cells and I will show you that stem cell research can be a moving subject.

The gig is on Monday February 22nd in the basement at the Star of Kings, London. Doors open 7pm and show starts at 7.30 sharp. These usually sell out (we keep the room small to make the gigs lovely) so do buy early to ensure a place!

Tickets come from here. They are £6 plus booking fee (60p). If we don’t sell out there will be tickets on the door for £8 each.

Facebook event so you can show off to your friends and potential dates that you’re clever and have a good sense of humour.

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