Matt Parker

Originally a maths teacher from Australia, Matt Parker is now an award-winning comedian and #1-best-selling maths author.

His YouTube videos on the Numberphile and Stand-up Maths channels have been watched over a hundred million times, which you'll have to trust him is a lot. Look at all those zeroes: 100,000,000. It's not a billion of course, and several million of those are videos where he unboxed calculators, but let's not get lost in the details.

Matt's 2019 book Humble Pi was a #1 Sunday-Times-best-seller. His stand-up show based on the book was an award-winning sell-out sensation to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has since toured internationally. It was filmed at the Bloomsbury Theatre as a stand-up special which involved hiring a camera crane and seven lasers.

His background in maths and programming, combined with experience as a performer, makes Matt an engaging, entertaining but technical keynote speaker for conferences and corporate events. He is a popular host and after dinner speaker and his many audiences have included financial, accounting, insurance and networking companies including events at the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Society and the Royal Institution. He has been the entertaining keynote speaker at conferences for database developers, financial consultants and of course teachers. He can also host conferences, award ceremonies and company sports days (but not all at once).

In 2020 Matt won the prestigious Christopher Zeeman Medal, the UK's top prize for maths communication. He has previously held world records for both the Rubik's Cube and Space Invaders. In the pursuit of a good maths video, Matt has: flipped a coin 10,000 times; driven around the Silverstone racetrack on a MotoGP bike; memorised π to hundreds of digits and been bitten by a bullet ant in the Amazon rainforest.

From time to time he writes for The Guardian and is forever popping up on BBC Radio4.

"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

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