Dara O Briain

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Comedian & Presenter

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Dara is best known for Mock the Week, Dara & Ed’s Great Big Adventure and Stargazing Live. He’s also commiserated with Apprentice contestants, revived Countdown and Robot Wars, written Tickling the English and Secret Science, and performed to packed theatres from Moscow to Malta. His post- pandemic tour poses the big question, So... Where Were We?


Dara O Briain has earned a reputation as the most versatile of presenters and one of the finest comedians in the business. He is as quick-witted in cabaret as he is playing maestro of Mock the Week, equally at home on the Apollo stage or chatting to physicists and astronauts.

Dara’s rapid fire but relaxed delivery draws as much on everyday life as the headlines of the day, genially taking the audience into his confidence. He has sold out shows all over the world, from Melbourne to Shanghai. In his first appearance at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, he made such an impact that space had to be made for him in the gala bill hosted by Joan Rivers.

His many TV credits range from Stargazing to The Apprentice: You're Fired! He's interviewed Stephen Hawking, fronted revivals of Robot Wars and Blockbusters, demonstrated a love of gaming in Go 8-Bit, enjoyed road trips with Ed Byrne and boating with Rory McGrath and Griff Rhys Jones. He has also recorded five live shows for Universal Pictures.

Since writing his bestselling Tickling the English, Dara has published a string of books designed to engage children in science. The latest, Is There Anybody Out There?, was published in 2020.

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Agent Recommendation

We’re often asked for a “safe, but edgy” name – someone sidesplittingly funny who will understand the audience, respect the event and follow the brief. Dara invariably shoots to the top of that list because he nails it time and again. He loves delving into other walks of life and coming up with killer industry gags. JLA Agent Tom Mclaughlin

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