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Brisbane Powerhouse

Night of the Nerds


Sat 2 Jul, 2022


Powerhouse Theatre

Adult $60*
Concession $55*

*plus transaction fee of $6.90


2pm + 7.30pm


90 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 18+
Contains strobes, coarse language and sexual references.

Presented by Queensland Museum Network for World Science Festival Brisbane

Hosted by comedian Mark Humphries, Night of the Nerds is the Festival’s very own, very nerdy- variety game show!

Two all-star teams of scientists, tech heads and funny people will battle through a series of challenges in the ultimate nerd showdown. The irrepressible Dr Karl, perched on the Throne of Knowledge, will keep everyone on their toes, while Clare Bowditch and the house superband keep things rocking along.

Our terrific teams will face off to tackle the important questions: what is the 10th decimal place of Pi? Who was the best captain on the Starship Enterprise? And how long is a piece of string?

Prepare to embrace your inner nerd and geek out!


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes before the performance time to guarantee entry. If you are not present for the session’s commencement, unfortunately, you will lose your spot in the session.

Please note: Brisbane Powerhouse has introduced managed parking. For more information, please click here.


Presented by Queensland Museum Network, World Science Festival Brisbane is a mind-blowing exploration of the truly phenomenal world we live in – from scientific challenges to technological solutions that inspire hope and wonder for our future existence. Find more information here.

Mark Humphries

Dr Karl

Team Captains: Angharad Yeo and Dan Ilic
2.00pm: Stacey Thomson (Ranger Stacey), Karlie Noon, Bernie Hobbs and Professor Glenn King
7.30pm: Stav Davidson, Rhianna Patrick, Tegan Taylor and Professor Margaret Sheil

Clare Bowditch
Seja Vogel
Dana Gehrman
Marty Brown
Ben Ely

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