We’re back! After an extended summer break, we’re making our first foray into the world of IRL events, returning to Backyard Bar and Comedy Club on Sept 22nd. For those of you who aren’t quite ready to venture out yet, don’t worry- we’re going to be broadcasting a livestream, too, and we’re aiming to ensure *some* level of audience participation for those enjoying the event from home. We’re still working out the details though.
As for the event itself, we’ve got a great line up to re-start the season. Details below, and tickets available here
Nerd Nite London- September 22nd 2021
Nerd Nite London is a monthly event where three speakers give 18-21 minute fun-yet-informative talks across all disciplines, while the audience drinks along.
Address: the Backyard Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 0EL / Online
Details: Wednesday 22nd September
Tickets: Early nerd tickets £6, general admission £7.50, online £5. Concessions also available. Tickets available here.
Doors open 6.30pm, event starts 7.30pm
Nerd Nite London is back! And also still at home if that’s what you’d prefer. Our autumn season starts with some deductive reasoning, an exploration of the break-up, and we learn how to take on Big Tech. Be there and be square.
Deductive Reasoning in the Meantime
A stand-up comedian shelves his comedy notebook during the lockdown and binge reads Sherlock Holmes. He cannot stop himself observing things, but things are no longer funny.
Or are they..? When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how unlikely, is sometimes stranger than fiction.
Mike Capozzola is a NY-raised, London-based comedian & cartoonist
How Breakups Keep Us Together
Award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby shares some of the insights she has gained while writing her new book The Breakup Monologues, published by Bloomsbury this May. She believes that breakups, painful as they are, can sometimes be harnessed as an opportunity for learning and growth, a catalyst for new adventures and a helpful nudge towards making better future partner choices. In fact, breakups can perhaps even help us to stay together in the long run.
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian, author and podcaster who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four Thought. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and followed a trilogy of solo shows investigating the psychology of love and relationships. Her new book The Breakup Monologues is based on her acclaimed podcast of the same name. She is on Twitter @rosiewilby and Instagram @breakupmonologues
The People vs Big Tech
YouTube, Google, Facebook and Apple are all facing ‘class’ or ‘collective’ actions, where large groups of citizens and consumers band together to seek compensation for wrong doing on a large scale. How effective is this legal route for getting redress and changing the behaviour of these global giants?
Liz Coll is a consumer tech policy expert and campaigner for fairer and safer digital technology. In July 2021, she launched a class action lawsuit against Google on behalf of the 19.5 million UK consumers who have been unfairly overcharged to the tune of £920m in the Google PlayStore. She publishes a regular round up of digital and consumer news at: Connected Consumers
All proceeds from Nerd Nite London go to charity. This year we are partnering with the Shine Trust to help foster a new generation of nerds. More information about Nerd Nite London can be found by following us on Twitter @nerdnitelondon, liking us on Facebook www.facebook.com/NerdNiteLondon or visiting www.london.nerdnite.com. For more information about the Shine Trust visit www.shinetrust.org.uk