We’re sad to announce that Bright Club Bristol will not be returning – at least not in its previous form. This is not due to any lack of interest in the event, which was extremely popular and always sold out, but to “life”, which has happened in various ways to all of us on the team and sometimes just gets in the way. If anyone is interested in reinventing Bright Club Bristol, we would be very happy to pass on our experiences and be of help in any way we can.
We hope you enjoyed the jokes about quantum thingamabobbies and equine genitalia etc etc.
So it’s only taken us about six months… but finally we’re bringing you the song that Rachael Dadd wrote for our two-year anniversary show. There’s some audience interaction, which did happen on the night, but we didn’t catch it so well on the audio so make sure you sing along at home. Thank you to Rachael – this was wonderful.
We are UBER-EXCITED to announce our tenth show and two-year anniversary gig! We’ll be joined by MC Chris Dunford to celebrate our birthday as well as the quirks of our home city and yours – because the theme, ladies and gentlemen, is “BRISTOL”. We don’t know why we didn’t think of it before. Not only that, but we asked the amazing Rachael Dadd to write us a song about BRISTOL and she’s only bloody said yes! AND because it’s Christmas, there will be mulled wine. This show is Not. To. Be. Missed. And that’s before we even get to the clever folks, who are ALL BRISTOL-based researchers and experts on ridiculous things:
Caroline Brown – how we pay attention and what we ignore
Alice Hortop – therapeutic use of humour
Paul Wyatt – left- and right-handed chemicals
Jamie McCallum – spying on animals
Anna McMullen – fashion and sweatshops
Some tickets will be available on the door for £7 from 6.30pm. Please see FAQs for ticket queries. The Bright Club bar will be serving from 6.30pm. Our bar is on the 3rd floor of Hamilton House – same as the venue for Bright Club.
The thinking person’s variety night is back! Bright Club Bristol “Forget Me Not” promises to be an absolute corker with researchers covering topics from youth politics to ancient Greeks via genetics and somehow ending up with cinema and propaganda. And as always, there will be FREE SWEETS! Hosted by comedian Tom Craine (he’s been on telly with Russell Howard!) with a capella music supplied by The Blue (much better than just “Blue”). The researchers are:
Matthew Alford – cinema and propaganda – they don’t want you to forget this
Sam Creavin – dementia diagnosis – why we have forgotten
Ceri-Wyn Thomas – embryo paleontologist – long forgotten beasts
Benjamin Bowman – young people and politics – a forgotten people
Kurt Lampe – ancient Greek mythology – gone but not forgotten
Philip Hamann – genetics in rheumatology – I forget how this fits in…
Don’t forget that tickets cost £7 on the door and will only be available in very limited numbers. Buy in advance to make sure you don’t miss out! The bar opens at 6:30pm and is upstairs in the same room as Bright Club (3rd floor of Hamilton House). Buying your booze from us helps support future Bright Clubs!
Unfortunately our advertised host for the night, Tom Craine, is unable to make it. We have replaced him with an equally brilliant Thomas, comedian Thom Tuck
Folk-rapper Clayton Blizzard went down a storm at last Thursday’s Bright Club. (Despite heckling from side-stage, MC Mike Bubbins was so impressed by his comedic banter that he brain-banked one of his jokes for future use.) Here’s the specially commissioned song Clayton wrote on the subject “Change” – recorded on the night.
The summer installment of the clever comedy club features an expert on the ethics of face transplants, a space systems engineer and a quantum physicist. We really will be changing the subject. Your MC for the evening is comedian Mike Bubbins. With music from local legend Clayton Blizzard, who’s writing a “Change”-based song specially for the show. The clever folks are:
Advance tickets for this gig are now sold out. Some tickets will be available on the door for £6 from 6.30pm. Please see FAQs for ticket queries. The Bright Club bar will be serving from 6.30pm. Our bar is on the 3rd floor of Hamilton House – same as the venue for Bright Club.
Roll up! Roll up! Because Bright Club is back for 2013, bringing you another bunch of clever folks to make you smile, and if you’re lucky we’ll even throw in some of the musical stuff for a proper shindig. This time the theme is “Bodies”, so as usual expect wide interpretations and tenuous links.
Amazing work by Dan Everett last Thursday night, as our songwriter for Bright Club: “Vintage”. Via Wikipedia, he came up with about a hundred different ways to define vintage. “Cupcakes, tweed and strife” was our favourite. Here’s the song. Let it wash over you as you soak yourself in cheap, very-much-the-opposite-of-vintage, wine this Christmas.
It’s our one year anniversary show!* HOORAH! And it’s Christmas!** DOUBLE HOORAH! We’ll be bringing you the usual mix of comedy, thinky stuff and music, all wrapped up like a big sparkly present. The theme is “Vintage”, which means we’re inviting people who study old stuff to get up on stage and do the funnies.