Dara Ó Briain




All About Two

The Apprentice (BBC Two coverage)

BBC New Comedy Award


The Family Brain Games

Go 8 Bit

Have I Got News for You (guest host)

Mock the Week

One and Six Zeros

Robot Wars

School of Hard Sums

Taskmaster (champion)


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


The correct pronunciation of his surname is "oh bree-an".

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Wikipedia entry

Internet Movie Database entry

Don't Feed The Gondolas fan site


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