Thursday 25th January 2018, 8:00pm
Dara O Briain – Voice of Reason
Dara O Briain is the biggest Irish comic to have hit the UK in recent years. Already a huge star in Ireland where he produced and presented the hit TV live comedy review show The Panel, Dara has now moved from being a sold-out festival favourite in Edinburgh to selling out theatres across the UK and mainstream television success.
Dara was chosen by the BBC to front their Saturday night comedy showcase, The Live Floor Show, which directly led to a series of acclaimed appearances as guest-host of the legendary Have I Got News for You, where both The Guardian and The Sun described him as “the best guest host yet”. Following on from this, Dara became the host of Mock the Week and has held that position on every episode since it first aired in 2005. His other television credits include the series Three Men in a Boat, alongside Griff Rhys-Jones and Rory McGrath, co-presenting Stargazing Live with Professor Brian Cox, School of Hard Sums and Go 8 Bit for Dave and Robot Wars for the BBC .
The basis for this success is Dara’s place at the very top of the stand-up circuit. He has performed all over the world, from Dubai to Shanghai, and at all the major festivals from Melbourne to Montreal. He has performed at the world famous Just for Laughs Festival Gala, and has appeared in the UK’s ultimate showcase for entertainers, The Royal Variety Performance.
Presented by Lisa Richards
“One of the biggest and best comics in the country…Real class”
“A masterclass in intelligent stand-up”
“If you don’t laugh at O Briain, check your pulse, you must be dead”.