Dara Ó Briain is one of the UK and Ireland’s favourite stand-up comedians and television presenters. He is best known for hosting Mock The Week, Blockbusters, Robot Wars, Three Men in a Boat, Dara and Ed’s Great Big Adventure, Stargazing Live, Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club, and the documentary Dara Ó Briain Meets Stephen Hawking, all on BBC Television.
Dara co-founded the television production company Happy Endings Productions, whose most famous show in Ireland is The Panel. The show became one of the most talked about shows in Ireland and was twice nominated for the Best Entertainment Show IFTA (Irish Film and Television Award). His big break in UK television came when he became host of BBC Two’s The Live Floor Show. This led to an appearance as guest and, guest host of the popular news quiz Have I Got News for You.
Dara is one of the most sought-after award show hosts in Britain, and regularly hosts the BAFTA Games Awards. Dara tours regularly, and has performed shows all over world. He also holds the record for the most appearances in a year for Dublin’s legendary Vicar Street.