SCIENCE comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd is back with a brand new tour this Autumn: You Can’t Polish A Nerd.

The “resplendently geeky trio” (The Times) will be at Nuffield Theatre, Southampton on Sunday (September 24) promising to put "the oooh into zoology, the fun into fundamental theorem of calculus and the recursion into recursion. "

Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new science, songs, and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner!

Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould (BBC1’s The One Show, ITV’s I Never Knew That About Britain), geek songstress Helen Arney (BBC2’s Coast, Comedy Central’s Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience) and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker (Numberphile, Discovery’s Outrageous Acts Of Science) have featured on BBC2’s QI, created the genuinely experimental comedy show Domestic Science for BBC Radio 4 (already recommissioned for series 2) and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

Two thirds of The Nerds, Steve Mould and Helen Arney have also penned their first science comedy book – The Element In The Room: Science-y Stuff Staring You In The Face. This rib-tickling, experiment-fuelled and irreverent adventure explains the elements of science that other books ignore and will be published by Cassell Illustrated (part of the Octopus Publishing Group) in October 2017.

Suitable for ages 14+

Sunday, September 24 Southampton Nuffield Theatre 7pm