Dara O’Briain’s comedy routine on gaming

December 11, 2010

Dara O’Briain is a funny man, especially when he starts ranting on about gaming.

Gaming isn’t usually a subject covered by comedians, mainly, I guess, because it’s a subject that half the audience likely won’t understand or find amusing. But being a big gamer himself, Dara O’Briain thought it necessary to poke fun at some aspects of gaming. And he’s sorry for that section of the audience who have to spend the duration nodding and smiling.

There has been a lot of negative press in the U.K. about gaming recently, with various TV shows putting what is a fairly harmless hobby in a really bad light. So it was nice to see almost 10 minutes of BBC airtime dedicated to a discussion of gaming that was funny and light-hearted. OK, so it formed part of Dara O’Briain’s comedy routine, but still, I’ll take it.

O’Briain’s dismissal of the Wii is a little harsh, but funny nonetheless. And his thoughts on having parts of games locked, playing online, and particularly Metal Gear Solid and Solid Snake are both true and hilarious. That is if you can understand his accent and catch every word he says at the rate he talks.

27 Responses to “Dara O’Briain’s comedy routine on gaming”

  1. Ivan_PSP:

    This guy is a joke himself not even funny wack.

  2. ncaissie:

    That was funny.
    Ivan you are a fuckin retard.

  3. ncaissie:

    Ivan didn’t get it. He is a wiitard.

  4. phranctoast:

    Yeah. The mgs4 stuff was great.

  5. CON:

    Love the article Dave.

    I meet Dara over the summer in Belfast city centre. Think he was on tour. Such a funny guy!

  6. Liquid:

    dara is a funny fella alrite, i remember meeting des bishop a few times when i lived in wexford as a lad. he is good craic.

  7. surv1vor:

    Phew! Been a while since I last posted. That wasn’t bad, I don’t watch a lot of TV ‘cept for Dr Who and Have I Got News For You so I missed it. Dunno why you worrying ncassie, since when did anyone listen to Ivan’s opinion?

  8. Liquid:

    so its all out war again on blorge…i love it LMAO

    PS3 side:


    Xbox360 (fagboys) side:


    you guys are outnumbered here…LMAO

  9. Liquid:

    there are a few others aswell but i cant remember them…….trollB is like a creature here that lurks out of his cave once an a while to piss people off, so i didnt know what category to put him in LMAO

    oh yeah jojo is on ps3 side

  10. CaptBirdman:

    Wait– Fahkin is on the fence like Carl… I wouldn’t call him a complete Xbot

  11. b0xel:

    fuck u, you irish prick. can’t beleive am not even on that list.
    u know what? am making my own list… and guess what? you’re not gonna be in it.

  12. CaptBirdman:

    b0x you’ve been gone so long, he forgot about you mate

  13. ncaissie:


  14. Rhino:

    Fucks sake…what about me?

  15. CaptBirdman:

    LOL Liquid– seems your list wasn’t comprehensive enough mate

  16. Liquid:


    sorry lads i knew i forgot some people, but yeah you guys are on the PS3 side.

  17. dans303:

    Dara is a legend!

    Survivor, you should watch Mock the Week if you like Have I Got News For You. Dara presents it and it’s very funny.

    P.S Oh yeah, I made the list!

  18. surv1vor:

    I have watched MTW, I wasn’t massively keen on it really, it was a bit too blunt to be really funny if you know what I mean.

  19. dans303:

    The bluntest on it was Frankie Boyle (Scottish legend!!), but he’s left now so you might enjoy it a bit more.

    Anyone unfamiliar with Frankie Boyle should Youtube him – he’s hilarious.

    One of my favourite lines : “Most people don’t like storms. But what I like to do, whenever there’s a storm, is to make love to my girlfriend. Cos it makes us feel as though we’re taking part in the conception of the antichrist.” :)

  20. surv1vor:

    Hmm, maybe, I never see to get round to watching much TV so it’s unlikely I will, I’ll keep an eye out though. I have a mate who loves his stuff, I hear lines like that all the time. :)

  21. Liquid:


    was he the guy with the beard and glasses that was on mock the week?

  22. dans303:


    Yeah, he started the beard thihg just before he left.

  23. ToshithegreaT:


    you guys are outnumbered here…LMAO”

    I dont think FKSP is a xbot, he may prefer his 360 over ps3, but he ain’t a fanboy..

  24. ncaissie:

    Fuckin retard can’t even count.

  25. ncaissie:

    LOL Never mind. I thought you said that but I see it was a quote now.

  26. Roca.:

    no one said he was listing “fanboys” only.

    oldschool, Kushy and jojo aren’t fanboys either

  27. Godless:

    Frankie Boyle is a legend. & Dara’s pretty funny too.

    I love how I’m being labelled an XBOX fanboy, when all I have ever done is defend it from PS3 fanboy BS

    Never mind. .I can live with it.

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