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.


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