Blob Fish Needs


Hello and welcome to

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society.

Comedy with a conservation twist.

The Ugly Animal Preservation Society was established in 2012 by Simon Watt to raise the profile of some of nature's more asthetically challenged creatures.


For too long the cute and cuddly creatures have ruled the roost!

Everyone already knows the panda, the polar bear and the snow leopard. 

Isn't it about time we heard more about the dromedry jumping slug, the aye aye and the blob fish.

We share our love of these neglected animals the only way we know how- by being silly about the science!

Come see us live at our "comedy night with a conservation twist" for adults only audiences.

Or at one of our family friendly talks and shows we take to schools and festivals.

Read the book "The Ugly Animals: We Can't All be Panda's".

Watch some of our videos about species that deserve some more attention. 

See us live!


Appologies friends. A pox on that stupid virus.  These were going to be such fun. 

CANCELLED- 07/03 EGHAM Ugly Animals- Weird Life Underwater at Royal Holloway Science Festival.

12/03 BRADFORD Simon Watt solo ugly animal stand up at the Science and Media Museum as part of their Late.

CANCELLED 15/03 CAMBRIDGE Simon Watt solo ugly animal stand up at Sunday Papers Live with Cambridge Science Fest.

CANCELLED 17/03 DUBLIN The Ugly Animal Roadshow for St Patrick's Festival.

CANCELLED 18/03 MANCHESTER Simon Watt solo ugly animal stand up at Museum of Science and Industry Late.

CANCELLED 27/03 LONDON The Ugly Animal Preservation Society for a Natural History Museum Late with Simon Watt, Thom Tuck, John Lloyd . Tickets are free and on a first come first served basis.

CANCELLED 25/03 LONDON- Simon in Spaceeeeee, solo stand up comedy at the Science Museum Late

CANCELLED 16/04 EDINBURGH The Ugly Animal Preservation Society with Simon Watt, Hana Ayoob and Rachel Wheeley for Edinburgh Science Festival


17/04 GLASGOW- Simon Watt solo ugly animal stand up for Glasgow Science Centre Late


06/08-30/08 EDINBURGH- The Ugly Animal Preservation Society at the Edinburgh Fringe. Simon Watt will be joined by great guests including Thom Tuck, Elf Lyons, Sophie Duker, Rachel Wheeley, Neil Delamer and many more

19/12/2020 YOUTUBE- I am bringing my Ugly Animal Preservation Society gig to the Robin Ince/ Cosmic Shambles online 9 Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People. The event starts at 7pm GMT but I am on with my guests Elf Lyons, Ria Lina and John Loyd from 9 to 9.40pm. Other guests for the night as a whole include musician Penfriend, marine biologist Helen Scales and astronaut Tim Peake.

Buy the book!

"The animals are truly ugly, in the most majestic way."

"Less Barbie dolls, more blobfish please!  Must be mandatory reading for all elementary school curriculum. And while we're at it, perhaps make some stuffed uakari and axolotl to replace the ubiquitous Elsas and Anna's..."

"A delightful example of humor used to illuminate a difficult topic."

"It is worth a read if you are an animal lover, or just have a twisted sense of humor."

"funny interesting awesome"

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