Dara Ó Briain London, UK
- World-renowned stand-up comic
- Presenter of weekly BBC satire show, Mock the Week
- Experienced host and after-dinner speaker
Dara Ó Briain is the biggest Irish comic to have hit the UK in recent years. Already a huge star in Ireland, where he presents the TV live comedy review show The Panel, Dara has moved seamlessly from the stand-up circuit to mainstream television success. He currently hosts BBC2’s comedy panel show Mock the Week.
Dara has also appeared on The Live Floor Show, Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums, and The Apprentice: You’re Fired!
In 2010, Dara was voted 16th greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.On 12 March 2011, he set a new Guinness World Records title with Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson, for hosting the ‘highest stand-up comedy gig in the world’, on a British Airways flight in support of Comic Relief.
Dara is also a renowned host of award ceremonies and corporate events. He has hosted evenings as diverse as the European Advertising Awards in the Grosvenor Great Room, and the Irish Rock and Pop awards, held in the Point Depot in Dublin in front of 5,000 people. He is also a highly sought-after after-dinner speaker.