Science stand-up comedian, bestselling author and popular TV host Lieven Scheire will lead you in his own inimitable way from the Special Relativity of Einstein to the Belgians being the hobbits of Europe. Don't miss out on Belgium's funniest physicist.
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Lieven Scheire is a BIG deal in his native Belgium - some episodes of his TV show 'Scheire En De Schepping' (Scheire & The Creation) on VTR channel reached an absolutely booming 50% market share.
Scientifically speaking then, it follows that audiences are going to love his Edinburgh debut.
If nerds are the new hunks then the charming Lieven Scheire is set to win heads at hearts at this year's Fringe, with his unique non-fiction stand-up. Scheire takes little concepts like, oh you know, Einstein's' theory of relativity, and explains them in a way that is not only accessible but also hilarious.
If science lessons back at school had been more like this, maybe we would have all paid more attention and be six times smarter now.
This year Lieven's new show 'De Schuur van Scheire' (Scheire's Barn) is being broadcast on één (VRT1), the biggest primetime Belgian broadcaster. He is also a weekly guest on popular Dutch TV show 'Proefkonijnen' (Guinea Pigs).
The QI team are fans, having twice invited him to the No Such Thing As A Fish podcast with the QI-elves, John Lloyd invited him to his BBC Radio 4 Museum Of Curiosity (with Phil Jupitus and Sandi Toksvig).
When it comes to his stand-up, Scheire regularly performs to 1000+ seaters in Holland and Belgium, sometimes venturing as far as Spain or Switzerland (he was top of the bill at the first CERN comedy festival in Geneva last summer)...
This will be his Edinburgh debut, but he is no stranger to performing in the UK, as a regular at the Pint of Science tour, and at the Barbican for the annual Wikipedia-festival.