ENGINEERING SHOWOFF CAMBRIDGE – Tues 21st March, Portland Arms

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On Tuesday we’re joining the Cambridge Science Festival for a special night of engineering-based comedy at the Portland Arms.

Join some of the Cambridge region’s most exciting engineers for an evening of hilarious stories from behind the scenes of the people who make things.

Tonight’s acts are:

Steve Cross – geek comedian and MC
Emma Kent (pictured) – engineer
Katie Hassell – engineer
Lucy Fielding – engineer
Hugh Clark – engineer
Elena Rastorgueva – engineer
Chris Cowan – engineer
Phill Brown – engineer

The doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start, and tickets cost £5 in advance from http://theportlandarms.co.uk/wp/event/science-showoff-2/?instance_id=8525 or £8 on the door. All the ticket money is going to Engineers Without Borders to help with their charity work.

Engineering Showoff is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering via their Ingenious grant scheme.

Science Showoff Croydon – Feb 9th, Spread Eagle

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Hello there, Surrey, Sussex and the like. We know you’ve been suffering terribly with the trains lately. You’ve never got a real idea of when you can get to central London, or whether you have any chance of making it back.

So here at Science Showoff we’ve decided to bring the chaotic science comedy nonsense to you instead. We’ll be in Croydon every mother month in February, bringing you some of the best acts to have graced our stage.

It all starts on Thursday February 9th, at the Spread Eagle. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start.

MC Steve Cross and a science expert

MC Steve Cross and a science expert

Tonight you’ll see:

Steve Cross – MC and founder of Science Showoff. The science comedian who ends all other science comedians.
Maia Elliott – Molecular biologist and genetic wizard.
Jamie Upton – scientific sinner and author.
Kyle Evans – musical mathematics minstrel.
Cerys Bradley – crime scientist and creative schemer.

Tickets are here.

Engineering Showoff – Jan 16th, Star of Kings, London

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There’s an incredible new show in town, and Engineering Showoff is its name. The scientists have taken a back seat (or more likely gone back into their labs to rerun their experiments in the hope of generating some statistically significant data) and the people who ACTUALLY DO THINGS are back on stage making jokes.

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Tonight you’ll see eight engineers performing stand-up comedy about their work, and hear about how so much of the world ended up the way it is. The short answer: Humans did it.

Here are the incredible folk you’ll be hearing from:

Steve Cross – your MC and the nerdiest person ever to be allowed on stage.
Maria-Lida Kounadi – engineer
Emma Kent – engineer
Yasmin Ali – engineer
Raynee Keshav – engineer
Cath Hassell – engineer
Priti Parikh – engineer
Jonathan Knight – engineer
Ana Gallego – engineer

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Tickets cost £6 in advance, all of which will go to the marvellous charity Engineers Without Borders. You can get one here. If we don’t sell out in advance, tickets on the door will be £8.

The gig is at the Star of Kings in London on January 16th. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30 sharp. Turn up early if you want a seat!

If you’d like to see what our gigs are like check out some previous amazing engineer performers here.

Engineering Showoff is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering through their Ingenious grant scheme.

Engineering Showoff – Dec 7th, Star of Kings

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Who ARE the people who make the world like THIS?  Who are the people making the roads and buildings and sewage pumps and hydrogen storage systems and breweries and tube networks and mobile phone chips and apps and even the quality control processes (but not the weapons because we have standards)?

That’s what Engineering Showoff is all about – meeting the people who make the modern world, in a pub, and listening to them be hilarious for 9 minutes each. It’s a chaotic comedy cabaret about engineering and amazing engineers.

Anna Ploszajski

Anna Ploszajski

At this special event where engineers become comedians for one night you’ll meet this incredible talent:

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Aimi Eliasengineer
Philippa Jeffrisengineer
He-In Cheong – engineer
Gwenhivir Moonengineer
Corina Kwami engineer
Katie Creswell-Maynard – engineer
Steve Crosscomedian, non-engineer. Your MC for the night. Makes clever people funny for a living.

AND MORE

Steve Cross

Steve Cross

The gig is on Wednesday 7th December in the basement venue at the Star of Kings on York Way in London. That’s here. Doors open at 7pm and the gig starts at 7.30 sharp! Tickets cost £6 plus a 60p booking fee from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/380259. If we don’t sell out in advance tickets on the door will be £8. All your ticket money will be given to Engineers Without Borders to help with their work taking engineering to where it is needed the most!

Engineering Showoff is supported by an Ingenious grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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ENGINEERING SHOWOFF – Manchester, October 26th

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IT’S TIME THAT MAKING THINGS WAS HILARIOUS

Science Showoff is teaming up with the Royal Academy of Engineers to help make engineers funny and give them a chance to share their work with new audiences in a humourous way. Engineering Showoff is here!

Join us in Manchester for the first gig of our tour, and meet eight amazing local engineers with hilarious stories to share. We’re part of the Manchester Science Festival and the gig’s on the evening of Weds October 26th at Pub/Zoo.

Engineer Anna Ploszajski at Geek Showoff

Engineer Anna Ploszajski at Geek Showoff

Tonight you’ll meet these amazing and hilarious folk:

Steve Cross – comedian and founder of Science Showoff. Obsessed with concrete, rebar and breaking things.

Matt Dickinson – Associate Lecturer in Computer Aided Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire

Alison Benn – Mechanical Engineer for Astra Zeneca

Jane MacGruer – Process Improvement Manager for Galaxy Optical.  A lean, mean, standard operating procedure producing machine.  If you’ve got a process, I’ll map it, document it, analyse it, and look for efficiency savings.

Nick McCloud -Electronics and Software engineer

Matthew RoyLecturer in Materials for Demanding Environments, University of Manchester.

Mairi Olivier – Design Engineer.

Tickets are available for £5 in advance from http://www.seetickets.com/event/engineering-showoff/pub-zoo/1011310. All ticket money will be given to Manchester Science Festival to help fund their outreach to Manchester’s science fans.

MC Steve Cross and a science expert

MC Steve Cross and a science expert

Engineering Showoff is funded by an Ingenious grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Want to know any more? EMAIL engineer AT scienceshowoff.org to find out more or get involved in performing at another of our gigs.

MY NAKED MOLE RAT LIFE – 2nd November, Star of Kings

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Following a completely sold out performance at Somerset House with “What Humans Can Learn From Naked Mole Rats” (part of the Utopia Season), naked mole rat lover Steve Cross and friends come to the Star of Kings for a night celebrating the best animal in the world.

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Tonight you’ll meet some of the UK’s biggest naked mole rat experts and obsessives, with their amazing stories of letting sabre-toothed sausages into their lives. Expect cancer-dodging science, sweet potato recipes, and more.

The performers are:

Steve Cross – The comedian whose naked mole rat obession has taken him across Europe to meet loads of identical colonies of these basically identical personality-less animals.

Chris Faulkes – the daddy of naked mole rat breeding and science in the UK.

Sarah Cox – Sarah is a self-styled press officer for naked mole rats and has talked many an unsuspecting journalist into publicising the GREATEST ANIMAL EVER. She owns a hand-painted naked mole rat pillow.

Kelly-Anne Kelleher – Naked mole rat zookeeper and the person who brought popcorn into the naked mole rat world.

Charlotte Mykura – molecular biologist and naked mole rat fanatic.

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Prof Karmadillo – Singer of science with a strong song about the sabre-toother sausage.

Steve Le Comber – Queen Mary, University of London’s top mathematician and modeller explores how naked mole rats can help us medically treat the results of human violence better.

Tickets for this gig are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/377976 for £6 in advance or £8 on the door. All ticket money will be given to Macmillan Cancer Support. Doors open 7pm, gig starts 7.30.

The gig is in the basement of the Star of Kings, on York Way in London.

Dr Jiggs Bowson’s Charming Science Friends – BRIGHTON, 26th Nov

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER a new night of science, cabaret, music and fun featuring the cream of Brighton talent, a couple of shipped-in celebs and all curated and MCed by science, hoedown and lipsyncing star Dr Jiggs Bowson. She’s exactly like the west end of Brighton; peerless. Prepare to leave with your tiny hearts broken by her whimsy and wickedness!

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DJBCSF is a brand new event designed to represent the city it lives in, blending vintage chic, end-of-the-pier bawdiness and high camp but with one eye on the world-leading science and technology research happening in and around Brighton.

For our first ever gig we bring you these incredible acts:

Katie Ptasińska – Scientist by day and comedian by night, Katie is Poland’s answer to Tina Fey & she is on a personal mission to improve public perceptions of her experimental organism – yeast.

Dr Kayleigh Wardell – Prepare for the silliest and most hilarious explanation of human fertilisation you will ever see by genetics researcher and science communicator Kayleigh.

Oliver Assetts – Drag King Oliver Assets is the master of a million miserable faces. #ReluctantlySexy, his deadpan performance guarantees there won’t be a single dry seat in the house.

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Alex Lathbridge – Cancer researcher Alex brings you Rapstract: All science communication will eventually hit a hip-hop singularity. Come and find out why.

 

 

Sam Lake – 2016’s South Coast Comedian of the Year (he’s banned from all other coasts), one-time Countdown contestant and Computer Science graduate (that counts as science, right?) Sam will bring you some gloriously geeky stand-up.

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Dr Suzanne Harvey – Suzanne is a Biological Anthropologist interested in primate communication and social behaviour. An aspiring Dr Doolittle, she will be translating gibbon song into English in a bid to answer the burning question on everyone’s mind: Are gibbons really as monogamous as we’re led to believe?

Professor Kaos – Science magician and theatrical producer Prof. Kaos is a master of performing incredible science demonstrations all over the UK. This act is sure to be electrifying!

Professor (actually a professor) Sophie Scott – neuroscientist, brain wrangler and full on sexy science celebrity.
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Steve Cross – The End-Of-Level boss of science comedy. A lover, not a fighter. The clever one from the unrivalled Masterpiece Bookshelf podcast. A world leader in naked mole rat fandom. Your secret crush.

 

 


Tickets are £7 (plus 70p booking fee) in advance or £10 on the door (but let’s be honest they’ll probably sell out in advance), from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/376277

DJBCSF is a partnership with Science Showoff www.scienceshowoff.org and is financially supported by the Wellcome Trust.