Making Light of Chemistry

11:00 am, June 16 2024

Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green

Speaker: Dr. Steve Cross

Poet: Merry Martin

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Sunday Assembly London has a new home! We are very excited to welcome you all to our inaugural Assembly at our new HQ of the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green, a legendary venue on the London events scene having played host to some of the best acts in the country! To sillybrate this joyous marriage of our two institutions we are today exploring the relationship between Science and Comedy, with two of the funniest nerds in the business! Dr Steve Cross is a stand-up comedian, presenter and founder of CLEVERmakeFUNNY, which trains academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives.

Dr Steve will talk to us about how finding the funny side of science helps to unpack its biases and helps us drive social and political change by embracing the concept of absurdity.

We are also absolutely thrilled to be tickled by the presence of award-winning comedian with a Phd in Statistics, Merry Martyn. Often seen performing with a Rubik’s cube, Merry was the winner of Queerovision in August ‘22, semi-finalist for Comedy Virgins #INGTE ’22 and West End New Act of the Year ’23.

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