The Wonderful World of Lieven Scheire

Tuesday 23 February, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Suitability: Adults

If nerds are the new hunks then the charming Lieven Scheire was set to win heads and hearts with his unique non-fiction stand-up. Scheire takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein’s’ theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious. If science lessons back at school had been more like this, maybe we would have all paid more attention and be six times smarter now.

Lieven is a big deal in his native Belgium—He’s the nation’s ‘Science Communicator’ and his TV science-show Scheire’s Barn is being broadcast on VRT, Belgium’s national broadcaster. He is also a weekly guest on popular Dutch TV show Guinea Pigs.The QI team are fans, having twice invited him to the ‘No Such Thing As A Fish’ podcast with the QI-elves.

When it comes to his stand-up, Scheire regularly performs to 1000+ seaters in Holland and Belgium, sometimes venturing as far as Spain or Switzerland (he was top of the bill at the first CERN comedy festival in Geneva last summer)...

In 2015 Lieven made his Edinburgh Fringe debut with a sold out run, but he is no stranger to performing in the UK, at high-calibre gigs such as the Barbican’s Wikipedia-festival, or the ‘Pint of Science’ tour, which brought him to universities in London, Oxford and Cambridge.

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