An Evening Of Unnecessary Detail

Tuesday 30 October

Backyard Comedy Club

The October Show: You Can't Polish A Nerd DVD launch!

19:30 – 22:30
Backyard Comedy Club231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
This show is now sold out - sorry! Tickets still available for November shows onwards at


Celebrating the launch of our latest show on DVD, Download and Floppy Disk - pre-order yours here now - we're preparing a night stacked full of unnecessary detail about the production. A bumper edition of our usual format will feature never-to-be-repeated sections of the recorded show, performed in new and unnecessarily detailed ways by Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney. Plus guest performances from the team who helped us create the show, appeared in the recordings, or inspired parts of the content.

Signed copies of the limited edition cover DVD, Download Gift Pack and Floppy Disk will be available on the night so don't forget to bring cash, card or bitcoin and your preferred colour of Sharpie.

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

- Hosted by Matt Parker [@standupmaths]
- With Helen Arney [@helenarney]
- And Steve Mould [@moulds]
- Beats Per Minute with the internet's Geoff Marshall [@geofftech]
- Secret Coding explained by Seb Lee-Delisle [@seb_ly]
- More miscellaneous guests to be confirmed
- All line-ups subject to change.

Due to licensing restrictions, this venue is strictly 18+

Concessions prices apply for the following groups:
Students, OAP, Unemployed, Disabled, Librarians, Teachers, NHS.

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
Facebook event: Here
Tickets no longer available