Matt Parker has written a book. It's called Humble Pi. It's about mathematical mistakes that changed lives (and how to avoid them).
He's now turned it into a live comedy show, and is taking it to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the duration of August.
Why are we telling you this?
Because you can watch a very special preview night of the show, plus special guests, at extra An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail on Tuesday 16th July. Tickets are the usual low AEOUD prices, and available on this page.
An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event where 80% of the words in the title start with a vowel. Of the 16 unique letters in the title, 31.25% of them are used more than once. If you are not enjoying this level of detail, it's unlikely that you will enjoy the show.
An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event where we ask enthusiasts, scientists, miscellaneous experts* and comedians to talk about whatever they want. By attending this event, you revoke all rights to complain about the level of detail they choose to do so in.
An Evening of Unnecessary Detail is, in short, an event on the last Tuesday of every month at the Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green. It is hosted by some or all of Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney. Each of them have 10 letters in their names. Each show will be 10,800 seconds long. Each ticket can be bought via the links on this page.
*actual experts in miscellany
HUMBLE PI PREVIEW SHOW: - Timandra Harkness [@timandraharknes] with her latest Fringe show
- Bec Hill [@bechillcomedian] performing part of her new Fringe show
- Matt Parker [@standupmaths] in a full version of "Humble Pi" - Plus Q&A with Matt after his preview
- All line-ups subject to change (but Matt will definitely be there, obviously...)
Due to licensing restrictions, this venue is strictly 18+
Concessions prices apply for the following groups: Students, OAPs, unemployed, librarians, teachers, NHS workers.
Bar open from 5pm, serving food and drinks all night.
Doors open approximately 7.15pm and seating is unreserved.
2 minutes from Bethnal Green tube station.
Venue is fully accessible - more information here. Please let us know if you have any additional access requirements by emailing [email protected].