✶✶✶✶✶ "Scientifically verifiable songs and statistically significant laughter … she delights the audience with her pitch-perfect humour … Hugely entertaining, clever comedy at its best"
– The Skinny
✶✶✶✶ "Lots of distinctive laughs … an intelligent mixture of her now trademark song, gags and science all bound up in a stylish package … Classy stuff"
"An all-round smartypants, Arney is on a one-woman, almost Renaissance-like mission to reunite her two passions of music and science … collage of geekily themed projections and songs … the confidence and clarity of Arney's performance (both spoken and sung) are exceptional. Comedy for your inner mathematician?"
– The Telegraph
✶✶✶✶ "Charming, witty, warm with great one-liners"
– The List
"If the show was peer-reviewed, it would get full marks."
Best Comedy Performer – Buxton Fringe 2012
One of Dave TV's "Top 10 stand-ups to see in 2011"
Sorry for short notice, but I’ve just found out I’m back on your small screens tonight, with You Have Been Warned, the world’s greatest user-generated pop science show. I’m explaining the science behind some of the silliest videos on the internet, along with Matt Parker of Festival of the Spoken Nerd and others. Series 2 start at 8pm tonight and carries on for the next 12 weeks – do tune in! If you’re not in the UK, look out for local listings across Europe and the rest of the world, though if you’re in the US or Canada you’ll probably have to wait until next year to watch it under the title “Outrageous Acts of Science”.
I’ve been doing quite a few TV bits this year (IT Crowd documentary for Channel 4, Coast for BBC Two, Stewart Lee’s Alternative Comedy Experience for Comedy Central) but I don’t know when they’re being broadcast yet… join my mailing list if you want to find out the transmission dates , or even better, come along to one of my live shows and ask me then!
Quick news update for Monday morning… the article I wrote for Financial Times Magazine is online now (with no paywall!) which means that you too can discover how to poke at science with a funny-stick, rather than just a serious one.
It was fun to write and I’ve had a lot of nice comments about it so far, I hope I get a chance to write more bits and pieces like this next year.
In between that, Ada Lovelace Day, and getting our new Festival of the Spoken Nerd tour on sale (Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed – details for gigs in London and all over the UK are here) I’ve also been filming my first item for the fantastic BBC Two series “Coast”. It’s about the science of roller coasters, so I spent a very jolly Monday in Blackpool in the rain with a fantastic crew, climbing the UK’s tallest ride on foot. Twice. And then going on it more times that I can remember. It was utterly awesome and if you tune in to the next series in Spring 2014 you can see me scream my way around the Big One whilst attempting to explain G forces and camber.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, join my mailing list and I’ll let you know when it’s going out on the tellybox.