Laugh out loud at this year’s Malvern Festival of Innovation, which will have a ‘technology comedy night’ this year.

The festival, which will run from October 7 to October 12, in

collaboration with London-based business mix, will be held in Malvern Radio, Great Malvern’s latest refurbished venue on the site of

the old recon club at the top of Church Street.

A spokesman said: “The evening, on October 11, will feature perhaps one of the highest qualified line-ups to take to the comedy stage.

“Ria Lina will host the evening, having a BSc in experimental pathology, an MSc in forensic science, and a PhD in viral bioinformatics. She then worked as an IT Forensic Investigator for the Serious Fraud Office before embarking on her present career as a comedian.”

The spokesman added: “Ria has made numerous television appearances and was nominated for the Amused Moose Laughter Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

“Ria will be joined by The Bad Boy of Science Dr Sam Gregson who has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, worked on the Large Hadron Collider, and founded CERN’s first comedy show LHComedy.” He returns to Malvern having spoken about particle physics at the Family Show in 2015.

Microbiologist and science theatre performer Dr Martin Khechara will explore the nature of disease transmission through human faeces, vomiting and by breathing in each-others airborne secretions in a segment that will require the audience to have a strong stomach.

Scary Boots, aka Dr Kate Oliver, will perform physics stand-up comedy, herself warming-up ahead of her main billing at the Family Show the next day in the Malvern Theatres where she will speak about 3D printing and soft matter. And the evening will round off with award-winning Foxdog Studios as computer programmers Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton take to the stage with games and gadgets.

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