Can science be silly? Can physics be funny? Comedian Robin Ince thinks so. But it’s not just about getting laughs. Ince, who has been performing stand-up for more than 20 years, believes that comedy can be a powerful tool in helping people open up to new ideas.
Despite having a limited background in science, for almost a decade he has pioneered the idea of combining the funny with the fascinating, and of bringing scientists and comedians together to both entertain and inform.
I chat to him about why science inspires him, find out how to make jokes about particle physics and hear about his new show, Blooming Buzzing Confusion, in which Ince explores the wonders of the human mind.
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