BBC Radio 4's science/comedy show The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Professor Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince will be making four live recordings in America next year. If you're in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco in March and you want to hear clever people being smart and funny, book your tickets now.

I've seen a live recording and they put on a great show. Brian and Robin host (with Robin taking the layman role, Brian usually takes the piss out of him for only having an arts degree) with three or four guests - prominent scientists, science communicators or just clever, witty people - for a discussion on a given topic, but they usually digress into absurdity.

But why take my word for it, here's Sir Patrick Stewart.

"Do you think you're funny? Do you think you're smart? Do you eat quantum physics with your Cheerios? Or reflect on the Space-Time Continuum on the tread mill? Then this is the show for you! I know, I was a guest and these guys are beyond cool - and hysterical!"