Nerd Nite London - Sept 2021

  • Backyard Comedy Club


  • Date Night, Something A Little Different and Classes
  • Tickets from £2.50 - £10.00
  • Bethnal Green
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

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. This September we're going to be learning about deductive reasoning, break-ups and how to take on Big Tech.

Be there and be square.

Address: Backyard Bar and Comedy Club, 231 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 0EL or online, if you'd prefer.
Details: Sept 22nd, 2021. Doors open at 7, the stream will go live at 7.15(ish) , with the speakers starting at 7.30PM

Tickets: Early Nerd Tickets £6, General Admission £7.50, Extra-generous donation to Shine Trust £10, Online £5. Concessions available. All proceeds will be donated to charity.


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

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

****new presentation****: Angry Boater
A cautionary tale about the perils of technology, and what happens when you switch life on the road for life on a boat.
Joel Sanders is a stand up comedian who lives on a narrow boat in London and has ambitions to perform in all 50 US states. He's very kindly stepped in to replace Rosie, who will hopefully appear at a future nerd nite later in the year.

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 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 investigated 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

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 or visiting for more information about The Shine Trust visit




Ticket Event time Cost
Early Nerd
Early nerd (limited availability)
19:00 - 22:30 £5.00
General admission
General admission
19:00 - 22:30 £7.50
Concessions prices apply for the following groups: Students, OAP, Unemployed, Disabled, Librarians, Teachers, NHS.
19:00 - 22:30 £2.50
Admission + extra generous donation to the Shine Trust
Worried about austerity? Want to do a little more to help school kids thrive? Pay a little extra, and we'll donate a little extra to the Shine Trust.
19:00 - 22:30 £10.00
Online (general admission) 19:30 - 22:30 £5.00



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Bethnal Green

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Nerd Nite London
Regular events during which several folk give 15-20 minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines. With beer. Be there & be square.


Backyard Comedy Club

Backyard Comedy Club

The Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green is a great night out with some of the top comics from around the world!  The club's Thursday night show features upcoming comedians and usually one or two special guests who are kept secret until the evening of the show, while it's Friday and Saturday shows…

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