Dara O Briain is one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today
Dara is a stand-up comedian, and television presenter, best known in the UK for hosting BBC’s Mock the Week, and in Ireland for hosting RTÉ 2’s The Panel.
He started his career in television as a children’s presenter on RTÉ whilst performing his first stand-up gigs on the Irish comedy circuit, after studying at University College, Dublin, where he studied Mathematical Physics.
His big break in UK television came in 2003 when he became host of BBC2’s Live Floor Show. This led to an appearance as guest and, ultimately, four appearances as guest host of the popular news quiz, Have I Got News For You.
Dara sold out the entire run in Edinburgh in 2002, a feat he was to repeat for the next three years. By 2005, he was the biggest selling solo stand-up comedy show on the Edinburgh Fringe.
His most recent shows for TV include Star Gazing Live for BBC, Go 8-Bit for Dave, and Robot Wars for BBC
“One of the biggest and best comics in the country…Real class”.(Irish Times)
“A masterclass in intelligent stand-up” (The Guardian)
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