Festival packed with electrifying live experiments

Steve Mould, Matt Parker and Helen Arney of Festival of the Spoken Word
Steve Mould, Matt Parker and Helen Arney of Festival of the Spoken Word
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Festival of the Spoken Nerd The Leadmill

The science comedy phenomenon, Festival of the Spoken Nerd, is back on the road with a brand new show and this time it’s off the chart.

Coming to the Leadmill on Wednesday Just for Graphs promises to be packed with electrifying live experiments and statistically significant laughter but will “the Nerds” stay on-trend, or lose the plot completely?

Experiments maestro Steve Mould (BBC1’s Britain’s Brightest) will perform stand-up based on data from the birth of his first child.

Geek songstress Helen Arney (BBC2’s Coast) sings an emotional tribute to the intrepid Philae lander, which travelled 4 billion miles only to run out of batteries on comet 67P, while Matt Parker (Discovery’s You Have Been Warned) will be “setting charts on fire” with the world’s greatest graph.

Oh, and they will be turning the audience into a live speaker cable, complete with retro Fax machine solo.

Since their last tour, the trio have filmed their first DVD, racked up over a million views on YouTube for their experiments, songs and stand-up and made their Las Vegas debut.

Individually they’ve been busy too. Matt published his first book, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension, and presented on Discovery’s You Have Been Warned and Channel 4’s Mating Season.

Steve has appeared on The One Show and Helen has performed at CERN in Geneva and Google headquarters in California, and filmed another series of BBC2 Coast and Discovery’s You Have Been Warned.

The show is recommended age 14+ due to strong language and graphic material.