Excited to be heading to Jodrell Bank for Blue Dot Festival tomorrow to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing. We’ll be recording Level Up Human on the Notes stage with Simon Watt, geomicrobiologist and comedian Sarah Jones and Dr. Holly Shiel. How would you redesign the human body? If you’ve not heard the podcastContinue reading “Level Up Human Live at Bluedot Festival”
The Unfortunate Bisexual show, which I have been building all year with Cerys Bradley, is going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Edinburgh Festival is the world’s biggest arts festival, and we’re absolutely delighted to be taking our show up there. If you’re in Edinburgh during the month of August do come along and see it!Continue reading “The Unfortunate Bisexual is going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!”
“There are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbingContinue reading “Do creative projects have a life of their own?”
Level Up Human, the podcast that redesigns the human body, is back at the Barbican! The Barbican’s Life Rewired season considers what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. Is it enhancing our lives, challenging our identities, or both? Join evolutionary revolutionary Simon Watt, hormone champion Dr. Miles Levy and me toContinue reading “Level Up Human Live at the Barbican”
Cerys and I had so much fun previewing our new show, The Unfortunate Bisexual at Angel Comedy last night! We were full to the rafters and had such a brilliant time trying out ideas. If you came along and want to keep in touch about the gig, join our facebook group for details of futureContinue reading “The Unfortunate Bisexual”
I’ve written before about memory walks. But the problem is they can disconnect you slightly from the audience.
In your head you’re in a different place and I’m not sure on their own they’re enough.
On Wednesday 12th December I’ll be presenting Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fabulous Amélie, the classic comic fantasy that launched Audrey Tautou to stardom. Tautou stars as the lonely waitress who finds ways to bring others the happiness (or comeuppance) they deserve, and eventually finds her own happy ending. It’s an imaginative, sassy romp through a Parisian dreamworld,Continue reading “Amélie: BFI Comedy Genius Tour”
Tonight Cerys Bradley and I are taking a brand new work in progress show to the Harrison in Kings Cross. We’ll be trying out new ideas in what is hopefully going to be a barnstorming Edinburgh show once we’ve tried it out a few times and knocked all the edges off the thing. What doesContinue reading “The Unfortunate Bisexual”
I chaired a couple of talks at the Royal Institution at the beginning of the month, with Evan Davis and Richard Byrne. Here is a somewhat upside-down action shot taken from the balcony, of the three of us during the Q&A at the end of the session. Both talks were a fascinating insight into deception.Continue reading “‘The Evolution of Truth’ at the Royal Institution”
I hosted a couple of History Showoff gigs at Fulham Palace last week. This was a really lovely event in an historic palace which reminded me of the architecture of Eton, where I grew up. We had a couple of speakers per show, talking about Tudor superstitions, a Victorian forgery of a Tudor merchant’s diaryContinue reading “History Showoff at Fulham Palace”