Dr Phil live

Dr Phil’s shows are not your average science lecture. Strap in for explosions and experiments, and get ready to cheer, laugh and sing along.

There maybe adult themes, childish pranks, and language requiring parental guidance.

As an MC, Dr Phil will keep your event lively, unexpected and even educational. Science is not to be taken lightly – rather, light-heartedly.

So, email Dr Phil now to book him for your next conference, pub night or VIP event.


Wednesday June 13, 2018: Chemistry in the Pub – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Tuesday June 19, 2018: Sustainable Stand Up – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Wednesday July 11, 2018: Health and Medical in the Pub – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Wednesday August 15, 2018: Pub Cabaret, Dr Phil & Tom Gordon –  Sydney

Friday August 17, 2018: Physics in the Pub – Orient Hotel, Sydney

Tuesday August 14, 2018: Physics in the Pub Brisbane (TBC)

Friday August 24, 2018: The Day I lost my Faith in Science (Play): Smiths Alternative, Canberra


Past gigs – 2018

Friday January 11: Black Holes, Higgs Bosons and the Strangest Materials in the Universe (Topological Science Summer School) – ANU Pop Up, Canberra

Sunday February 4: Sustainable Stand Up – Butterfly Club, Melbourne

Tuesday February 13: Sustainable Stand Up – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Thursday March 8: Fanciful Planets, Ancient Fangs and Raising the Dead (International Women’s Day Science in the Pub) – Wig and Pen, Canberra

Wednesday May 9: Colliding Stars, Quantum Particles and Hawking’s Black Hole Legacy (Physics in the Pub) – Smiths Alternative, Canberra

Friday May 11: Colliding Black Holes, Quasiparticles and a low energy future (Physics in the Pub) – Beer Deluxe, Hawthorn, Melbourne

Monday May 14: MC, Collaborate, Innovate – CRCs Conference Drinks, UTS, Sydney.


Science in the Pub (Physics) – Canberra; Tuesday 1st August 2017, Smiths Alternative

Physics in the Pub – Brisbane;  Tuesday 15th August 2017, Loft West End

Dark Matter – An Alternative Fact Cabaret – Sydney;  Tuesday 22nd August 2017, Wayward Brewery

Science in the Pub – Sustainable Stand Up – Canberra; Saturday 26th August, 2017, Smiths Alternative

Science in the Pub (Health & Medical) – Canberra; Saturday 2nd September, 2017, Smiths Alternative

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A selection of previous gigs:

Biology in the Pub, Smiths Alternative Bookshop – November, 2016 (MC & performer).

Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM), after dinner speaker – August 2016

Physics in the Pub variety night, Australian Institute of Physics, – Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide, 2015 – present (MC & performer)

Phil Up On Science YouTube channel launch, Beyond Q bookshop and cafe – Canberra, March 2015 (solo gig)

The Science of Cheating at Sport, Questacon Adults Night – Canberra, August 2014 (solo gig)

Conference Cabaret, Australian Science Communicators Conference – Brisbane, February 2014 (MC & performer)

Fifty shades of dark matter, Oxfordshire Science Festival – Oxford (solo gig)

Science Show Off – London, July 2013; Oxford, September 2013 (performer)

Oxford Science Live final gig – Oxford, June 2013, (performer)

Brighton Science Festival Pecha-Kucha – Brighton, March 2013 (performer)