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Stand-Up Science


Stand-Up Science

The Pear Tree

38 West Nicolson Street
Main Room: AUG 3-27 at 18:45 (60 min) - Free & Unticketed

Stand-Up Science

Love science? Love comedy? Want to laugh and feel smart? Come to Stand-up Science, a compilation of the best scientific comedians the Fringe has to offer. Returning after a fantastic run in 2022, this show is guaranteed to make you laugh and learn. Following on from successful sell-out shows about nature, bacteria, evolution and insects at the Oxford Natural History museum, Oxford's finest academic comedians bring Stand-up Science back to the Edinburgh Fringe. "Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, genuinely interesting, genuinely original." (Daily Info, Oxford). Each show will have a line-up of Edinburgh's best stand-up about science. From biochemistry to physics, chemistry to medicine, and archaeology to artificial intelligence, everything will be covered in this month's syllabus.

Matt Hobs returns as host. Matt Hobs has performed two well received Edinburgh solo shows 'Matt Hobs: Follow the Science' (2022) and 'Matt Hobs BSc (Bristolian of Science)' (2019) ("Hobs' explanations are equal to that of the best lecturers, and undoubtedly funnier... a very likeable leading comic with a talent for multimedia comedy.", The Wee Review). Matt is joined by Alex Farrow (“Practically perfect in every way” *****, The Scotsman) and many other guests.

This year we have two entry methods: Free & Unticketed or Pay What You Can
Free & Unticketed: Entry to a show is first-come, first served at the venue - just turn up and then donate to the show in the collection at the end.
Pay What You Can: For these shows you can book a ticket to guarantee entry and choose your price from the Fringe Box Office, up to 30 mins before a show. After that all remaining space is free at the venue on a first-come, first-served bases. Donations for walk-ins at the end of the show.