Nerdstock: 9 Lessons And Carols For Godless People. Robin Ince. Copyright: Greenbay.

Nerdstock: 9 Lessons And Carols For Godless People

BBC Four stand-up. 1 episode in 2010. Stars Robin Ince, Mark Steel, Richard Herring, Shappi Khorsandi, Barry Cryer, Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins and others.

Press Clippings

Christmas show that promises fun for all the faithless

Science meets stand-up in the season's most unlikely hit, Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People.

Robert Colvile, The Telegraph, 14th December 2010

Heathen's greetings

They thought it was a joke when Robin Ince said he was going to mix atheism, comedy and Christmas. But, reports Stephanie Merritt, he's having the last laugh.

Stephanie Merritt, New Humanist, 1st November 2010

Here's a tinsel-brandishing variety show for the rationally minded. Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo in London before Christmas - or should that be Yule? - it features a motley collection of performers. Atheist-in-chief Richard Dawkins leads the cast which includes physicist Brian Cox, Ben 'Bad Science' Goldacre, writer Simon Singh, musician Robyn Hitchcock and comics Richard Herring, Mark Steel, Shappi Khorsandi, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden.

Geoff Ellis, Radio Times, 23rd January 2010

He might be a friend of Ricky Gervais and a radio panel game regular, but Robin Ince isn't your average stand-up. He also runs a comedy institution called The Book Club, which involves him reading aloud from random second-hand tomes, and is a vocal atheist who curates gigs themed around science, Darwin and rationalism. This is a TV version of his festive variety show 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People, which combines gags from Dara O'Briain, Al Murray, Shappi Khorsandi and Chris Addison with music, plus more intellectual fare from scientists and writers - the movement's daddy, Richard Dawkins, among them. Stimulating stuff.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 23rd January 2010

Review: Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People

An atmosphere of benign conviviality prevailed at Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless People. Rating: * * * *

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph, 18th December 2009