Steve is our compere and the founder of Science Showoff. He’s also the person to talk to if you’d like to perform with us.

He’s steve [AT] or is available on twitter.

photo by Oz Ismail

Steve is a stand-up comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all sorts of intellectual types share their passions. He founded Bright Club, the international network of academic comedy clubs, and performs at comedy, music, science and tech festivals around the world.

photo by Ian Bowkett

He trains clever people to be funny, through his project CLEVERmakeFUNNY, and has worked with academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives.

Steve plays Chagrin the Fighter on wildly-successful comedy fantasy podcast Chaotic Adequate.

photo by Ian Bowkett

Steve has performed at great comedy venues like the Bloomsbury Theatre, Comedy Store and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but also great nerdy venues including  the Science Museum, the Manchester Science Festival, the Barbican and the British Museum. He’s organised comedy shows as part of professional conferences across Europe, as well as hosting their programmes and speaking after their dinner.

Steve does things that aren’t jokes too. His public engagement consultancy and training can be found at

Steve is a Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, working on new ways to build communities where everyone can talk about science.


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