Dara O'Briain talks games.

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#1  Edited By X19

I went to the first gig he did this and found it very funny. I'm sure not everyone will like it but for those who do, enjoy :)   
  
     
 

 
 
  
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#2  Edited By Finstern

Yup, it works. He did this routine in that video game show Charlie Brooker tried to get started.

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#3  Edited By X19
@Finstern: I thought this video was going to be all of that section. I can't stand Charlie Brooker so I didn't know it had been on there.
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#4  Edited By X19
@Finstern: This is it I guess. Not really the same as seeing it live and it still misses a massive chunk of that section.
 
  
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#5  Edited By CookieMonster

I saw him live recently, and this was part of his act. About half of the crowd found it hilarious, and the other half (the older half) were confused. Fantastic gig though.

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#6  Edited By Kibblez

Pretty funny but I always find some supposed "justifications" of comedians talking about games to be weird. Who argues that games like Rock Band need to have songs unlocked in order cos it's in any way similar to the music industry?? Like, what? hah

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#7  Edited By XenoNick

Saw him last year. Didn't do this bit but was funny. Would like to see him again.

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#8  Edited By vager

Totally just clicked a link on a Kotaku article and it took me here.

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#9  Edited By X19
@Vager: Got the link?
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#10  Edited By anterline

I remember this guy from the mock the week, shame I never watched it since Frankie Boyle left. Might check his DVD somepoint.

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#12  Edited By X19
@Vager: That is the video I have been trying to find will add it to the top.
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#13  Edited By RiotBananas
@anterline: Frankie Boyle is a dick. 
 
I'm not offended by his insults it's just that he relies on them to be funny, like Russell Brand relies on being a fucking girl.
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#14  Edited By anterline
@RiotBananas said:
" @anterline: Frankie Boyle is a dick.  I'm not offended by his insults it's just that he relies on them to be funny, like Russell Brand relies on being a fucking girl. "
We all know his a dick, but a lot of people like me find him funny. 
 
  
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#15  Edited By X19
@anterline: The BBC needs to stop putting those fake laughs on every single comedy they show. It sounds terrible and it distracts from what's going on in the program.
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#16  Edited By anterline
@X19 said:
" @anterline: The BBC needs to stop putting those fake laughs on every single comedy they show. It sounds terrible and it distracts from what's going on in the program. "
Agreed, but the idea is that it makes the clip sound funnier than it really is. Its not just the BBC though, far from it. 
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#17  Edited By bricewgilbert

Always loved him. This just reinforces the idea that the mainstream isn't interested in dieing in games or being forced to unlock stuff. I'm not 100% on board with this (in the sense that it's really not that hard to learn), but I think in general it's better to make a game easier. To not rely on stereotypical fail states. I think we are a ways away from that though. Heavy Rain and Portal for me are good examples of the ideal game in this sense.

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#18  Edited By buwchbach

I have found him quite funny and likeable in the past when he was on QI and stuff, but because of this I legitimately love him.
Also, it's so awesome that this was linked on Kotaku.

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#19  Edited By CookieMonster
@X19 said:
" @anterline: The BBC needs to stop putting those fake laughs on every single comedy they show. It sounds terrible and it distracts from what's going on in the program. "
I've been saying the exact same thing for ages! It would probably help if bbc comedies were actually funny as well though.
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#20  Edited By dudeglove
@CookieMonster:  It would help immensely if they did away with BBC3 altogether. I've yet to find anyone who finds Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps funny.
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#21  Edited By X19
@anterline: @CookieMonster: Channel 4 doesn't have these stupid fake laughs for example check out Peep Show or Pete vs Life. The BBC are using the same formula that they have always used and they need to wake up and see that it isn't needed anymore. 
 
I swear they used the same fake laugh in that as they did in the Good Life 35 YEARS AGO!!! 
 
  
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#22  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator
@dudeglove said:
" @CookieMonster:  It would help immensely if they did away with BBC3 altogether. I've yet to find anyone who finds Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps funny. "
They haven't shown two pints on BBC Three for ages. And BBC3 actually shows some half decent stuff some of the time. It's better than most of the crap TV channels around anyway.
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@X19:   
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#24  Edited By X19
@damswedon: Ha what a classic.  
 
He probably got turned down by Felicity "Trickle" Kendal XD
 
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#25  Edited By damswedon
@X19: The ironic thing with that bit was that Adrian Edmondson ended up doing a Black Comedy with Richard Briers.
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#26  Edited By X19
@MattyFTM said:
" @dudeglove said:
" @CookieMonster:  It would help immensely if they did away with BBC3 altogether. I've yet to find anyone who finds Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps funny. "
They haven't shown two pints on BBC Three for ages. And BBC3 actually shows some half decent stuff some of the time. It's better than most of the crap TV channels around anyway. "
   
May I add no fake laughing was used in this mind blowing awesomeness.
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#27  Edited By RandomHero666

All Bow to Dara

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#28  Edited By XtremePudim

I really like Dara, and while Mock the Week hasnt been as good without Frankie, its still a good show in my opinion

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#29  Edited By Jeust

I didn't know him. He's funny. Thanks!

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#30  Edited By fattony12000

  

   
   
  
Someone in here said they didn't like Brooker, for shame, for shame. 
 
Dara has done some funny stuff over the years, and that was mildly amusing.
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#31  Edited By MegaMetaTurtle
@X19: No fake laughter... after the pilot.
 
And god, is it awful with the laugh track. Thankfully they convinced the BBC it didn't need one.