Matt Parker is a mathematician, physicist and engineer and a stand-up comedian. Sometimes simultaneously. His new book Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors is out now
Based in the Mathematics Department at Queen Mary, University of London, Matt gives maths and physics talks for secondary schools students and adults audiences all across the UK and internationally. His geekish style of stand-up is also seen in comedy clubs across the country, including several shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe that played to sold-out audiences. In his remaining spare time, Matt writes for newspapers such as The Times and The Guardian as well as talking about Maths on everything from BBC Radio 4 to GMTV. His favourite number is currently 496.
"Parker – a young Johnny Ball – introduces the show with the sort of improv game you won’t find the Comedy Store Players doing: giving the cube root of numbers selected by the audience." - Chortle review
"certainly not just for maths geeks" - Chortle
"Wonderfully tangential at times and growing exponentially in terms of fascination" - Three Weeks
"Matt Parker does the funniest closed-loop complex integral routine I've ever seen. He'll have you rolling in the aisle like an infinitesimal disk of radius epsilon." - Simon Singh