Dara O'Briain

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Contents

Shows

All About Two

The Apprentice (BBC Two coverage)

BBC New Comedy Award

Go 8 Bit

Have I Got News for You (guest host)

Mock the Week

Robot Wars

School of Hard Sums

Biography

Hard-working stand-up comedian who got his TV break hosting children's programmes in his native Ireland (a phase of his career he later nominated to go into Room 101). Later he became a team captain on the Irish equivalent of Have I Got News for You, Don't Feed The Gondolas.

With a growing reputation as a live act, O'Briain's first major UK television role was as compere of the stand-up showcase Live Floor Show, before a spot as guest host on HIGNFY propelled him into the mainstream.

Most recently, O'Briain has been seen in the travelogue Three Men In A Boat and science programmes Stargazing Live and Dara O'Briain's Science Club. He also hosted the RTE Two discussion show, The Panel.

Trivia

His surname is pronounced, "O'Breen".

Web links

Wikipedia entry

Internet Movie Database entry

Don't Feed The Gondolas fan site

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