The Stupid Species

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Why everyone (except you) is an idiot.

Live show on tour

Daniel Keogh, reporter for ABC’s Hungry Beast and Radio National’s Science Show, is on tour for National Science Week to show why human stupidity is unavoidable.

The Stupid Species is an over -18s science show involving hilarious experiments, films, animations and stories that show the science and psychology of why everyone is capable of incredible stupidity.

The show is touring through August as part of National Science Week and will be visiting Perth, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

“We all like to think we’re special. In fact on average everyone thinks they’re above-average. Although we think we’re pretty smart our tendency towards irrational behaviour is what unites us all as humans – the stupid species,” says Daniel Keogh.

The show promises to show why stupid people are so confident, why money makes everything taste better, how different colours can cure the ill and when love will make you lose your mind – and maybe even your life.

“Science research is full of incredible stories just waiting to be told and they can be anything but boring,” says Daniel Keogh. “Exciting science is like a good stage trick; you think you know what to expect, until the twist comes and suddenly everything you believed turns out to be wrong”.

Daniel Keogh is a self-described science smart-arse who has presented science on stage, radio, television and the web for more than 5 years. He has studied science in Australia and the UK but still thinks he’s dumb regardless of his education.

Daniel is available for interviews about the show and high resolution pictures are available on request.

Now entering its thirteenth year, National Science Week has cemented itself as Australia’s largest festival, with last year’s calendar offering more than 1000 events throughout Australia reaching an audience of over a million people.

National Science Week will run from 14-22 August. For more information visit

Contact: Frankie Lee at ABC Science 0419 448847

Daniel Keogh 0437 253 566

THE STUPID SPECIES with Daniel Keogh.

Tour dates, times and venues:

Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 August
Scitech, City West Centre, Sutherland St, West Perth.
Doors open 7pm. Performance 7:30 pm
Free Entry. Free Drinks.
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Wednesday 18 August
Kaleide Theatre,
360 Swanston St, Melbourne
Performance 8pm
Free Entry. Free Drinks.

Thursday 19 August
Tilley’s Cafe
Crn Wattle & Brigalow Street, Lyneham
Performance 6pm
Free Entry.

Friday 20 August
As part of the Ultimo Science Festival Big Night of Science
Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris St, Ultimo
Doors open 5:30pm, Performance 7pm
$10 Entry. Bookings Essential

Saturday 21 August!
Metro Arts
109 Edward Street, Brisbane City
Performance 4 pm
Free Entry. Free Drinks.
Booking Essential: