SotF – Matt Parker – Stands up for Maths

Thursday 27 August 2015, 7:50 pm - 8:50 pm
At: Banshee Labyrinth, 29-35 Niddry Street, EH1 1LG


Matt Parker

Matt Parker

We’re delighted that Matt Parker, who is 33.333% recurring of Festival of the Spoken Nerd, is going to be doing Standup Maths for us tonight. If you are good at maths, you’ll like the show. If you were bad at maths, you’ll love it.

  • “not just for maths geeks” (Chortle)
  • “exponentially funny” (Three Weeks)
  • “mathematical mega-boffin” (The Telegraph)
  • “in the middle of the science-comedy spectrum” (New Scientist)
  • “unusual comedy” (Daily Mail)

Matt is also appearing in Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just for Graphs at the Assembly George Square Studios at 18:30 August 5-16 and Aug 18-30 this year.


Possibly the only person to hold the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt is always keen to mix his two passions of mathematics and stand-up.

Originally a maths teacher from Australia, Matt now lives in London and works both as a stand-up comedian and a maths communicator. This involves spreading his love of maths via books, radio programmes, TV shows, newspapers, school visits, live comedy shows and occasionally harassing people in the street. Matt is also the Public Engagement in Mathematics Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

Matt Parker and Steve Mould have set up a website where they sell nerdy maths gear. It’s called Maths Gear.

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