Wednesday 23 November 2011


Re-live some of Thursday night's laughs with these videos:

Alan Kelly

Laura McNamara

Alan Logan

Shaun Killen

Paul McGuinness

Saturday 19 November 2011

Bright Club Glasgow makes its debut!

We did it: Bright Club made its Glasgow debut last Thursday, with a storming sell-out show at The Admiral!

At 6 o'clock, the pub was already bustling with academic comedy enthusiasts, eager to procure one of the last remaining tickets. At 7.30 on the dot, the queueing began...

"Please let us in!" Tensions are high as The Admiral reaches capacity

By 8 o'clock, the crowd were settled and ready for Bruce Morton, our all-drinking all-smoking weegie comedy Godfather and host for the evening!

"So how did you lose your tooth then, Bruce?"

The first slice of zoology humour was delivered by astacologist and notorious attention-seeker, Zara Gladman.
I should have used Bruce's 'cray-dar' line

Next up, Alan Kelly, an athletically-gifted engineer with a penchant for triangles took to the stage.

Acutely funny

After triangle engineering came cell engineering: we all learned a thing or two about how to generate bone, courtesy of Laura McNamara.

Generating bone: cell culture or short skirts?

Alan Logan closed the first half by helping us face our irrational (and rational? but not integer) fear of mathematics.

Pastry allergies and slutty Field medalists

After what Bruce would describe as a "very successful interval", we were joined by silly-songstress and seasoned Bright Clubber, Eleanor Morton

Her song about "awkward social situations"certainly rang a bell with the academic crowd

Cod's gift to comedy - Shaun Killen - was up next, with fart jokes, Star Trek and gill-gags a-plenty! He certainly knows his audience...

Worf in the Holodeck... shudder!

From underwater to the underworld: Paul McGuinness gave a fantastically dark account of life as a criminologist, and some home-truths about what men really want.

The truth about "Foxy Knoxy"

And to finish off.... Matt Winning proved that the economy is definitely to be laughed at.

Who knew climate change was funny?

Congratulations to all of the performers and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along! It was a most excellent evening.

See you at the next one.... speaking of which: if you are interested in performing or helping to organise Bright Club Glasgow II, please get in touch! Contact the crayfisher on:

Until next time!

Thursday 3 November 2011

Snooze ya lose! But here's another chance....

Advance tickets for Bright Club Glasgow's debut sold out in just a few weeks! If you missed out, there's another chance to book yours online on Friday 4 November at 2pm: <- get ready to refresh the page, it's going to be busy!

A small number of tickets will be available on the door on the night (doors at 7:30 pm). We're expecting queues so get down to The Admiral early, you won't want to miss this!

With just two weeks to go, excitement is beginning to mount... everybody's talking about us!

Monday 24 October 2011

Go compère!

We're very excited to announce that the very first Bright Club Glasgow will be hosted by comedy Godfather, BRUCE MORTON!

Resident weegie and circuit veteran Bruce offers "gesture and commentary of the highest class" (The Observer), is "devastatingly funny... wry and poignant" (The Scotsman) and "has reinvented comedy" (The Independent).

Bruce interviewed Bright Club Edinburgh performers for BBC Radio Scotland back in August with amusing results! It's going to be fun night....

Half of online tickets are now sold out. Get yours here:

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Fancy performing at Bright Club?

Ahoy future Bright Club performers! Bright Club founder Steve Cross (from UCL) and comedian Susan Morrison will be giving a special workshop from 2-4 pm on 25th October at Glasgow University (venue TBC). If you're interested in performing at future Bright Club Glasgow events and would like some tips on how to get started, then email to book a place. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis!

Monday 10 October 2011

Glasgow Skeptics event

The esteemed Glasgow Skeptics are running a competition next month called SpeedScience in which scientists are given three minutes to present their research in an exciting and innovative way. It's sure to be a lot of fun, so if you're in Glasgow then get yourself down to The Admiral on the 8th November.

What's more, all competitors will receive a free ticket to Bright Club Glasgow's debut show on 17th November! Sounds good to me...

Thursday 6 October 2011

First post, first show!

Greetings! Welcome to our first ever blog post. Today's topic: Glasgow's first ever Bright Club!

After successes in London, Edinburgh and elsewhere, Glasgow is finally climbing aboard the Bright Club Bandwagon with its debut show scheduled for Thursday 17th November 2011! Join us in The Admiral at 7.30 pm as academics take to the stage for your entertainment and enlightenment.


Alan Kelly - EngiNerd
Shaun Killen - Cod's gift to comedy
Alan Logan - Mathemagical
Paul McGuinness - Criminal minded
Laura McNamara - Hip-ster
Matt Winning - Pretty hilarious Dude in economics

. . . and more!

Tickets are available online now:

A small number of tickets will also be available on the door; advance booking is advised, however, to avoid extreme levels of disappointment.