Comic Genius? CERN to host comedy night

CERN will be hosting the first official stand-up comedy night LHComedy in the Globe of Science and Innovation on 30 August 2013 from 7.30pm-11pm.

"Comedy promises a fantastic and innovative new way for us to present the work going on at CERN, to engage with the public and to have fun," says organizer Sam Gregson.

Six CERN scientists: Sam Gregson, Alex Brown, Benjamin Frisch, Claire Lee, Hugo Day and Clara Nellist will explain their research and lift the lid on what it is like to work at CERN through the medium of stand-up comedy. They will be ably supported by host Helen Keen of BBC4’s “It is Rocket Science”, geek-pop cabaret sensation Jonny Berliner, Pierre Novellie (Chortle Student Comedian of the year 2012 finalist) and Lieven Scheire (“De Laaste Show” and "Scheire en de Schepping"). The show may also have an additional headline act. 

The aims of the evening are for CERN scientists to engage as a community with English speakers in Geneva outside of CERN, to entertain and continue to enthuse global audiences about the exciting work going on at CERN and to break-down the stereotypes associated with being a CERN scientist.

The event is FREE of charge, however entry will be by pre-booked ticket only. Tickets are available via the official event website.  The event will also be available to watch live online via CERN webcast and after the event on the CERN website. LHComedy will be in English and adult comedy is not excluded.

The event is fully supported by CERN and the British Council.

We hope you can make it.