Dara O Briain

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Mock the Week

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Synopsis

From Stargazing to Robot Wars to the satiritcal comedy panel show, Dara is both one of the most popular standups around and a versitile host.

Biography

Dara O Briain has earned a reputation as one of the best live comedians around, and a versitile host. He is an assured and quick-witted performer, the maestro of Mock the Week, and equally at home on the Apollo stage or chatting to physicists and astronauts.

In cabaret, Dara draws audiences into his confidence and never lets the laughter fade. His relaxed but quick-fire delivery draws on confusing aspects of everyday life, commonplace situations and the headlines of the day. 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.

The one-time host of The Apprentice: You're Fired! and a regular on QI and many other panel shows, Dara has also starred with Rory McGrath and Griff Rhys Jones in a tribute to Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat, and various ‘Three Men’ sequels. He has also exposed his love of all things science co-hosting Stargazing with Brian Cox and hosting Science Club and School of Hard Sums. He's fronted revived versions of Robot Wars and Blockbusters, demonstrated his love of gaming in Go 8-Bit, been on road trips with fellow comedian Ed Byrne, and interviewed Stephen Hawking.

Dara is also both producer and host of the popular Irish satirical show, The Panel. Latterly he has turned his hand to writing, with a sports column in the Guardian newspaper, and his first book, Tickling The English.

 

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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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