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Festival Of The Spoken Nerd (Helen Arney, Matt Parker And Steve Mould / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

If someone had told me in Year 10 chemistry that one day I would see a riotously funny show about science, I would never have believed it. And then I saw ‘Festival Of The Spoken Nerd’. This able trio – musical physician Helen Arney, Blue Peter’s resident science expert Steve Mould and  acclaimed mathematician Matt Parker (or ‘number ninja’, as he refers to himself) – make an excellent team, turning even technical errors into highlights. The audience is brimming with unashamed geekery – this is probably the only gig on the Fringe where the Fibonacci sequence would get a cheer  – and ‘Festival Of The Spoken Nerd’ conclusively proves you don’t have to be dumb to be funny.

Sin Club and Lounge, 16 Aug, 6.45pm (7.40pm), free, fpp74.
tw rating 4/5