Wi-Fi Wars is a live comedy game show where you play along! Log in with your smartphone or tablet and compete in a range of games, quizzes and challenges to win the show, and prizes!

Hosted by comedian and regular videogames commentator Steve McNeil (Team Captain on Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit, host/regular on Challenge TV's Videogame Nation), the show was first performed as part of the Royal Institution's 2015 Summer Programme after Steve and Rob Sedgebeer's appearance on their 2014 BBC Christmas Lectures. In 2016 they returned with a new show, at which they broke the Guinness World Record for "Most People Playing A Single Game of Pong" (286 people, the previous record was 251)

An early version of the technology used in the show was developed by Rob Sedgebeer and kindly loaned to the live incarnation of McNeil and Pamphilon's videogaming/comedy show Go 8-Bit, which you may have spotted in things such as Time Out (Critic's Choice), Metro (Top Ten London Geek Nights Out), The Guardian ("Not To Be Missed") and on BBC Radio 4 Extra. They also had their own stage at Eurogamer's EGX, welcoming over 80,000 people to the event over its four day run at Earls' Court. Rob's tech is also used extensively in the TV show.


"I have never heard the Royal Institution audience cheer as loudly, or laugh as hard, as they did for WiFi Wars" Martin Davies, Public Programming Manager, Royal Institution


Join us for a very special online "fond" farewell to 2020, with a whole host of special guests.

With special guests Bilal Zafar, Stuart Ashen, Sam Pamphilon, Paul Foxcroft, Reb Day, Terry Mynott, Glenn Moore, Alice Fraser, Mark Watson, Sooz Kempner, Rachel Parris, Marcus Brigstocke, Alistair Green, Ellie Gibson, Pierre Novellie, Richard Herring, Susan Calman, Jordan Brookes, Jon Richardson and Scroobius Pip!

The show is called #FU2020 and will be raising money for The Miscarriage Association, The Alzheimer's Society and Deaf Rainbow UK.

It will be free to watch on twitch.tv/wifiwars. You can donate to The Miscarriage Association and the Alzheimer's Society at Virgin Money Giving and to Deaf Rainbow UK at their website using PayPal. 

The show will use Guinness World Record-Breaking interactive tech to allow everyone watching to join in on things like festive games, a quiz of the year, and there'll even be a covid-secure indoor fireworks display to see in the new year in style.

The show will be BSL interpreted throughout by Tracey Tyer and Paul Mancini.

Quiz Night

The classic quiz night taken to a whole new level! Bring a charged smartphone, and compete on questions beamed to your phones in a series of quiz rounds, written by a bunch of special guest comedians!

Game Over Board

Game Over Board

Our new tabletop gaming show! Top comedians and streamers play the latest and classic board games with Steve McNeil.

The Video Game Game Show Show

From the team behind the hit TV show “Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit” and the world record-breaking “WiFi Wars” comes a brand new live videogaming/comedy show! See special guest comedians battle on classic videogames!