Helen Arney




Twitter: @helenarney

Thinking she’d left her scientific past behind after graduating in  Physics from Imperial College, it wasn’t long before Helen found herself  performing scientifically verified stand-up and songs,  and presenting science programmes on TV and radio. 

Since then she’s  performed everywhere from Hammersmith Apollo to CERN in Geneva, toured  the UK in ‘Uncaged Monkeys’ with Robin Ince and Professor Brian Cox, and  taken her own award-winning solo show ‘Voice of an Angle‘  to the Edinburgh Fringe, Cheltenham Science Festival and London’s Soho  Theatre. 

Helen also creates comedy and science – sometimes together –  for television, including BBC2 ‘Coast’, Comedy Central ‘Stewart Lee’s  Alternative Comedy Experience’, Great Inventions, Channel 4 News and as a  lead presenter in ‘Outrageous Acts Of Science’ on Discovery Channel.  Helen is also one third of science comedy phenomenon Festival of the Spoken Nerd, whose three comedy specials ‘Full Frontal Nerdity’, ‘Just For Graphs’ and ‘You Can’t Polish A Nerd’ are out now on DVD and download.  

Her first book ‘The Element In The Room’ with Steve Mould is out now,  you can hear the revisionist science history series she wrote with  sister Dr Kat Arney ‘Did The Victorians Ruin The World?’ on BBC Radio 4.

Helen also hosts live events and science cabaret in the UK and abroad. Click here for TV and radio credits, here for a current showreel, here for high resolution images, and here for contact details.


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