Preview: Spacetacular! @ The Roxy Bar And Screen

Quite possibly the first stand-up comedy/science/fancy dress/variety/quiz show entirely themed around outer space, is back. Spacetacular! celebrates everything extra-terrestrial, with scientists, comedians and amateur enthusiasts sharing a stage.

The next event is at the Roxy Bar and Screen, London Bridge, on 23 February (7pm till late). It’s hosted by Helen Keen, star of Radio 4′s ‘It Is Rocket Science’, and Londonist’s very own Matt Brown. The line-up is quite literally* out of this world.

  • Kevin Fong, expert on space science and frequent presenter on shows such as Horizon and Space Shuttle: Final Mission.
  • Gareth Jones: presenter of ITV’s inspirational classic How 2 and captain of Get Fresh’s Millennium Dustbin. Formerly known as Gaz Top, Gareth is a huge space enthusiast and will reveal his budget for getting above the atmosphere.
  • Catie Wilkins: One of TV Channel Dave’s Top 10 stand-ups to catch.
  • Radmila Topalovic: from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, will give us a more scientific view of the cosmos.
  • ALSO we have a special showing of award-winning space documentary She Should Have Gone To The Moon presented by the director Ulrike Kubatta.

On top of all that, we’ll have the legendary space quiz (with prizes), and a melted Mars Bar for anyone who utters The Obvious Space Pun. Finally, we’ll have an open mic session for those who want to share a space anecdote, or show off a bit of memorabilia, so get raiding your attic. (Someone brought along an actual component from the Hubble Space Telescope to our last show — beat that.)

You’re more than welcome to come in civilian clothes, but if you have a proper space costume, you’ll get £1 off entry (but please ensure that your antennae/tentacles do not obscure the screen)! Tin foil will be available at the venue for anyone wanting to get all futuristic.

Spacetacular! at the Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, SE1 1LB. Tickets are just £5 and can be purchased here. Join the Facebook page here.

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