Bright Club is a stand up comedy night for researchers. The aim is to convey research to a wider audience through the medium of comedy and the training leading through to performance includes sessions with a professional stand-up comic. The process encompasses a wide set of skills development including interacting with audiences, building confidence and refining stage presence. The output is an 8-minute comedy turn at one of the Bright Club sessions throughout the year, including the event at the University's Annual festival. Key content includes:-

  • Exploring presentation styles and identifying key points to convey in a short delivery time including some dos and don'ts
  • Developing self-awareness and physicality of a stage environment including tips on voice projection, interacting with audiences and dealing with feedback
  • Use of humour templates and techniques to shape content and produce the comedy routine