Jonny Berliner

Science troubadour and pioneer of geek pop. Educator, songwriter, playwright, musician

Science troubadour, Jonny Berliner, is a pioneer of the Geekpop genre. His unique geeky brand of comedy science songs were originally commissioned for the Guardian Science Podcast and have now been sung in all sorts of scientific places.

He’s sung about DNA at Cambridge's Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution, and the Higg’s boson at the LHC! He’s performed alongside Robin Ince and Brian Cox at the Hammersmith Apollo, been the warm up act for Richard Dawkins, been featured on the Radio 4 Rambling Show, and played science festivals up and down the country.

Jonny is also an experienced science educator in the formal and informal education sectors, a playwright who has penned straight plays and musical comedies for both adult and young audiences and a versatile multi-instrumentalist.

UniverSilly Challenged @ Cheltenham Science Festival
Jun
11
7:45 pm19:45

UniverSilly Challenged @ Cheltenham Science Festival

  • Town Hall

Are you ready to get quizzical and a little pedantic? Join science troubadour Jonny Berliner and Ugly Animal wrangler Simon Watt for this madcap twist on the pub quiz where points mean the tapered end of objects, and prizes promise to enhance your nerd credentials. Be warned, each and every round will be a little bit weird.


Sci-Tunes
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Sci-Tunes

  • Royal Institution

Demos, dancing and diagrams collide in Sci-Tunes, as comedy science troubadour and science teacher Jonny Berliner shows you how to rock out musically and geologically with a show of curriculum -inspired songs exploring everything from the physics of falling eggs to cosmological comparisons with kumquats! And it's definitely the most exciting way to revise for your GCSE's too. 

This talk is particularly suitable for ages 12+.

Mar
26
Mar 27

Sci-Tunes @ Cambridge Science Festival

  • UTC Cambridge

Demos, dancing and diagrams collide in Sci-Tunes, as comedy science troubadour and science teacher, Jonny Berliner, shows you how to rock out musically and geologically with a show of curriculum inspired science songs exploring everything from the physics of falling eggs to cosmological comparisons with cumquats!

To book: http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/sci-tunes 

Dec
7
7:30 pm19:30

ALL I QUANTA CHRISTMAS – SCIENCE CABARET

  • Jericho Tavern

We’re going sub-atomic this festive season with a quantum physics-themed science cabaret that will be out of this universe – and possibly out of several parallel universes too. All I Quanta Christmas features time-travelling Santas, carols with a quantum twist, particle poetry and music from pop science troubadour Jonny Berliner. Watch our dazzling group of acts wrestle with light-particle duality and red-nosed reindeer in a stupendous and unique evening of performances that would make Max Plank proud.

7.30PM - 9.30PM

Over 18s

£8/£5 concessions

Oct
26
9:00 pm21:00

Bright Club Galway

  • Roisin Dubh

As part of the Galway Comedy festival, this special Bright Club will be at the fantastic Roisin Dubh, one of Ireland's best venues.

Just €5.

Sep
24
7:00 pm19:00

Pop Science

  • National Space Centre, Leicester

A night entirely devoted to Science inspired music at the Leicester Space Centre. The most overdue music night ever! I can't wait.

Sep
23
9:00 pm21:00

Gravity Fields Bright Club

  • The Ballroom, Guildhall Arts Centre

I'll be headlining a Bright Club as part of this Grantham based Science Festival. MC for the night will be the fabulous Simon Watt.