Festival of the Spoken Nerd at City Varieties

By October 24, 2017

Comedy. Leeds.


The trio of Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker triumphantly return to Leeds with their tour, You Can’t Polish A Nerd.

Unashamedly by nerds, for nerds (and the unsuspecting guests those nerds drag with them), the science-comedy show hilariously covers topics from the unusual to the downright bizarre. Gravitational waves, an Escher-style live video, and deriving Pi using nothing but pies are a few of the highlights of the evening.

The large science sections expertly walk the line between quirky and cool – never delving too deep into the technical details as to alienate the audience. Instead, the hosts take a more science-light, personable approach, focusing on personal stories and the interesting results of experiments. This allows each host’s personality and passion for the topic to shine.

If you are a nerd, know a nerd or just want to learn the banana-equivalent dose of radiation for going to the dentist, this show is a must see.

Catch the trio on tour – more information here.