DARA O BRIAIN NEWS
In the year of Professor Stephen Hawking's Oscar-winning biopic, a special documentary for BBC One, Dara O Briain Meets Stephen Hawking will see Dara gain a unique and personal insight into the man behind the bright lights and the equations.
Dara, who himself has a degree in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, has been fascinated by Professor Hawking since he was a teenager. Now, he has the opportunity to get to know his childhood hero, as he spends time with him at his home, his place of work and on his social engagements. Dara will also interview Professor Hawking's two children, Lucy and Tim, as well as his colleagues, students and close friends, to find out more about the daily life of the world’s most famous living scientist – a man who is just as comfortable in a comedy sketch with David Walliams and Catherine Tate, as he is in the lecture theatres of The University of Cambridge.
Catch the show on iPlayer until July 15th.
Dara's Crowd Tickler tour continues in 2015, with dates and tickets available here.
Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice: You're Fired and Star Gazing Live. Not forgetting his most recent shows School of Hard Sums for Dave and Dara O Briain's Science Club for BBC Two. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today.
'His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up' - The Guardian
'If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man' - The Times
'Devilishly sharp' The Metro
'These are classy routines, that assume the audience's intelligence and condescend to no one' - The Guardian
Dara O Briain, Professor Brian Cox and Liz Bonnin get together again for Stargazing Live, starting tonight (Tuesday 17th May) on BBC Two from 8:00pm. The series runs through to cover next Friday's total eclipse of the sun, with a live filming of the historic event from a plane 30,000 feet above the Faroe Islands.
During the run-up to the total eclipse, Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain will broadcast from the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
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Dara O Briain is a stand-up comedian, and television presenter, best known in the UK for hosting BBC’s Mock the Week, and in Ireland for hosting RTÉ 2’s The Panel.
Dara is one the few performers to host successful comedy shows in both the UK and his native Ireland at the same time. He started his career in television as a children’s presenter on RTÉ whilst performing his first stand-up gigs on the Irish comedy circuit, after studying at University College, Dublin, where he studied Mathematical Physics.
Dara came to prominence in Ireland as host of topical panel show Don’t Feed The Gondolas (1998-2000). He had to leave the show midway through its fifth season in order to perform at the Adelaide and Melbourne comedy festivals.
Dara later co-founded the television production company Happy Endings Productions, whose most famous show in Ireland is The Panel (2003-onwards). The show has become 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 in 2003 when he became host of BBC2’s Live Floor Show. This led to an appearance as guest and, ultimately, four appearances as guest host of the popular news quiz, Have I Got News For You. By this time he had moved to the UK and was working on the British circuit full-time.
Dara sold out the entire run in Edinburgh in 2002, a feat he was to repeat for the next three years. By 2005, he was the biggest selling solo stand-up comedy show on the Edinburgh Fringe.
Dara’s hosted nine successful series’ of the comedy panel game Mock the Week for BBC television and can also be seen hosting BBC 2’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired.
Other notable television work sees Dara as an integral member of the Three Men in a Boat, alongside Griff Rhys Jones and Rory McGrath – the show is now in it’s fourth series. In 2007 Dara also fronted the BBC comedy interview programme Turn Back Time and in 2011 Dara co-hosted BBC1’s astronomical show Stargazing Live alongside Professor Brian Cox.
Dara is also one of the most sought after award show hosts in Britain and regularly hosts The Empire Film Awards and the BAFTA Video Game Awards.
Dara’s first book Tickling the English, released in 2009, proved to be an instant hit, remaining in the charts for nigh on two years after release. Part travelogue, part tour diary, the result is an affectionate, hilarious and often eye-opening journey through the Sceptred Isle.