Training as a circus clown revealed the horrible truth – instead of sequins on the flying trapeze, I was destined for a life of pratfalls and pies in the face. So I have done stand up and impro, written topical gags and radio sketches, short films and feature scripts, and become the Morecambe (or Wise) of science in the Comedy Research Project.
In 2010 I took Your Days Are Numbered; the maths of death to Edinburgh, (with stand-up mathematician Matt Parker) got 4 star reviews & toured in the UK & Australia. We also made a spin off short film with WorldBytes TV. Our next show, Humans V Nature: engineering FTW hit the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 - see Performance page for more.I’ve also done various things on TV, including BBC panel game Mind Games and an ad where I had to dress up as a giant cat.
“There is a real sense of risk and danger surrounding Timandra Harkness’s act. ... Harkness has a deadly wit. She tosses away subtle one-liners as though they were chocolate wrappings, then picks them up and recycles them in her next routine.”