Dara O’Briain

Here’s a video of Sammy J and Randy singing a song about the sleep cycle.

Dara O’Briain is an Irish stand-up comedian, best known for hosting panel show Mock the Week. He is one of Britain’s most successful and beloved comedians.

Dara has a long history as a television presenter. He was originally a children’s TV presenter in the 90s, then a team captain on Irish panel show Don’t Feed the Gondolas, then host of The Panel, then in 2005 he became the host of Mock the Week. His success in television has been mirrored by his rise as a stand-up comedian, performing sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival and around the world, including tours of the UK with 50+ dates.

In addition to his television work, Dara has written columns for numerous UK newspapers, and written a book called Tickling the English, that describes his perception of the English.

Dara’s success isn’t difficult to understand. He’s extremely lovable, has excellent delivery, and his subject matter is easy for a broad audience to relate to.

Live at the Apollo 2005:

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Part 3
Part 4

Live at the Apollo 2008:

Part 2

Mock the Week:


About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helped produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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