An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail

Tuesday 16 July

Backyard Comedy Club

Matt Parker

19:30 – 22:30
Backyard Comedy Club231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL

...but you can still buy tickets on the door at Backyard Comedy Club, £12 / £9 cash only, before 7.30pm at the Backyard Comedy Club. There's still a bit of room left for this show, so if you head over there now you will get a ticket. It's 2 minutes from Bethnal Green tube station. Quick! Go! Now!


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 An Extra 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

- Matt Parker [@standupmaths] with a full version of "Humble Pi"
Humble Pi explores the greatest mathematical near-misses and mishaps involving planes, trains and autocorrect. Matt Parker is no stranger to maths mistakes and so he sets out to fix them all. At last: a rigorous comedy show not afraid to show its working out. Being wrong has never felt so right. Matt Parker is a #1 best-selling author, YouTuber with over 100 million views and is the first person to use an overhead projector at the Hammersmith Apollo since Pink Floyd.'Visibly so genuinely excited about maths that it's infectious' (
- Timandra Harkness [@timandraharknes] in her new Fringe show "Take A Risk"
The future is uncertain. Does that thrill you or terrify you? Do you seize opportunities, or feel ‘At Risk’? After “exponentially funny” Your Days Are Numbered and “spectacularly entertaining” Brainsex, Timandra is back to play with risk. Where will it end? That depends on the audience, the choices you make and the chances you take. In fact, there’s a 1 in 2,985,984 chance you’ll have to do the show yourselves. But that’s basically one in 3 million, so that’s never going to happen, right? Probably includes graphs and gambling, songs, jokes and electric shocks. But we can’t be certain.
- Plus time traveller Bec Hill [@bechillcomedian], appearing briefly to run a short Q&A about her trip to the future.
- 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].

Twitter: @FOTSN and hashtag #AEOUD
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