Thursday 16th Jan saw Loughborough’s inaugural Bright Club at The Organ Grinder. Bright Club is a stand-up comedy night with a twist; guided by a professional compere and headliner, brave Loughborough University researchers turned comedian for one night only to give an amusing insight into their work.
Three PhD students from the Lolo centre (London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand); Kate Simpson, Richard Jack and Vicki Tink, organised the event, following in the footsteps of fellow Lolo-ers Mike Fell and Paula Morgenstern who have taken part in the UCL edition.
In total seven researchers from Loughborough’s Civil & Building Engineering Department took to the stage, delivering knowledge and laughs to all attending. The night was sold out days in advance to a mixed audience of university members and general public, and proved to be a great success. Each act brought a unique style to their performance, and played their role with a panache that belied any novice’s nerves.
The compere, and inventor of Bright Club, Steve Cross, provided a fantastic introduction to the evening, warming up the crowd and preparing the ground for the amateurs. Finally, Tiernan Douieb provided a thigh-slapping conclusion to an excellent evening.
Videos of the evening’s performers are on the brightcluboro Youtube channel, and you can keep up with the latest Bright Club Loughborough news at facebook.com/brightcluboro. Look out for more shows in the future.
Beyond the bravery of those who took part, you were genuinely funny.
Last night was awesome!!! What a great event – I haven’t laughed so much in a long time J