Dara O’ Briain is the host of a video game TV show. Yeah, that’s right. On top of his already fantastic career as a stand up comedian and general awesome TV personality. He is going to be living the absolute dream of playing video games on the TV for our viewing pleasure. (Twitch Career it is not, but still pretty dang cool nonetheless!) The show is also shaping up to be one heck of a watch as there are many interesting elements in play! Especially with Dara O’ Briain at the helm!
The show will be have Dara O’ Briain and a group of celebrity guests tackle a mixture of retro and modern games with a few twists mixed in here and there. (Such as being made to play Tetris on a T-Shirt touch screen contraption worn by footballer David James) Plenty of challenges and comedic moments lined up for your viewing pleasure! You’ll also see some gaming ‘wizards’ mixed in there, like Elle Gibson for example. Sam Pamphilon and Steve Mcneil tossing their hats into the ring as Team Captains join in as well.
“Put a video game controller in the hands of a nun and she’ll turn into a trash-talking bloodthirsty monster. Give a controller to a comedian and they’ll do that too, but be funny. In video games veritas, my friends,” O Briain said when asked about the show.
Dara O’ Briain is no stranger to video games thankfully. He is a massive video game fanatic actually, hosting many Video Game related Baftas and doing what he can to support the industry with exposure on his social media whenever he gets the chance. (Give it time, and he’ll have his own game for sure. Grand Theft O’ Brain anyone?)
You can actually watch the first episode online for free on Dave! Click here to check it out!
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