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Dara O Briain Talks Funny - Live in London [DVD]

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Product details

  • Actors: Dara O'Briain
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 17 Nov 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017M605E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,761 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

The Irish comic/presenter captured live at the Hammersmith Apollo in London during his 2008 tour. The acerbic wit and massive intelligence he's known for on the panel shows, 'QI' and 'Mock the Week', are on full display in his stand-up show.


Dara O Briain Talks Funny: Live in London is the culmination of Dara’s massive 2008 sell out tour of the UK and Ireland. Recorded at the world-famous Hammersmith Apollo before 3,300 fans, this is Dara at his best, mixing top draw material with lightning fast improvisation to give his audience yet another hilarious night to remember. Including over 80 minutes of extras:
  • 'Live in Dublin' - a recording of Dara’s show at Dublin’s Vicar Street theatre. 
  • David Mitchell from Peep Show joins Dara for another exciting “In-vision Commentary and Drinking Game.” ™
  •  Also includes the world’s shortest extra

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simlpy Brilliant 26 Nov 2008
Mr O Briain is back in town, and he's as good as usual; as good as you should expect of him. His old DVD is simply amazing, so I was worried this new one might be not that good, and that I would be dissapointed. But since I started watching it I knew it was going to be as good as the old one, or even better.

He is always hilarious, but the best bits of his shows are the interaction with the audience; that's, in my opinion what makes his shows so brilliant. Many comedians are good on telling jokes, but they can be a bit boring, just an hour and a half talking by their own. With Dara O Briain, you can never get bored.

I hope he records many of his live shows because living in Spain I have no oportunity of going to see him live, and this man is a real treasure on stage.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best for Audience-Interaction 9 Dec 2008
When it comes to "getting the crack" with the audience, this guy can do no wrong. Unlike other comedians, he refrains from being rude or abusive to his audience members and engages in witty conversation, clearly off the top of his head, whilst managing to link in his very funny stories to make an hilarious show. I loved his previous DVD and love this one even more. I watched the Irish show in the extras and, even though I failed to understand a few of the clearly regional jokes (which he warns the viewers might happen) I still was able to giggle at the majority of the material. A very funny, hugely entertaining man.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasure to watch 19 Jan 2009
This is what comedy is all about. I put this on after watching Frankie Boyle's DVD (which I was really disappointed with) and boy, what a difference. Dara has great charisma, interacts with the audience really well and tells some really funny jokes - I thoroughly enjoyed this DVD and it was well worth the money. I first saw Dara on QI and then on the excellent Mock The Week, and know that he has a rather naughty side also, however, this DVD was good humour and didn't cross too many lines - it was great fun. Well done Dara, keep up the good work and long may you entertain us!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Talent, charm and a great night out 19 Jan 2009
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Dara O Briain is funny, charming, outrageously intelligent, and kind. Always kind, even when he's gently mocking the audience members. And can I add he's a lot better looking than he often gives himself credit for - especially those eyes.

Okay, normal objective review service resumed now...

Except it's very hard to be objective, because I loved every minute of this DVD. I watched it with my husband and he thoroughly enjoyed it too (needless to say I was careful not to mention Dara's lovely eyes).

I bought this along with Dara's 2006 DVD, and for anyone afraid they'll get more of the same, they won't. You can justify owning both DVDs. Because Dara gets something different from each new audience, and is able, with quick fire wit, to turn their lives into something hilarious and special. The encores are worth waiting for alone, as he deftly brings together all the elements of the show so far (and there's no way he could rehearse that part), and makes the audience feel a million dollars.

The extras are great too. There's a fantastic show at Vicar Street, with all the stuff that he says only works in Ireland, when actually his humour travels really well, and he does - which I thought was rather sweet - translate for the benefit of a couple of English audience members.

There's a very funny drinking game with Mock The Week's charming David Mitchell, which also gives an insight into how Dara works the audience.

And finally, a short but sweet extra that those of us watching the DVD wouldn't normally get to see, as it segues to the interval.

So DO buy this DVD if you like intelligent, quick fire humour from somenoe who makes the audience feel they're the most important part of the show. You won't be disappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stand Up Comedy At Its Best 31 Dec 2008
Without the constraints of a TV show like Mock The Week, Dara O'Briain is clearly in his element in front of a live audience at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Slipping effortlessly between hilarious prepared material and even more hilarious banter with the unwitting members of the audience on the front row, this DVD is comedy gold from start to finish.

No in depth critique. No long winded review. Put it in your basket now and experience some of the best stand up available on DVD.

ps. Once you've dried your tears from watching the main show, go to the extras and watch an almost completely different show from the same tour! Recorded live in Ireland.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny AND enlightening 7 Mar 2009
Dara O'Briain Talks Funny is a record of a very funny gig. In addition, O'Briain makes fun of all sorts of "Bad Science" (see the book of the same title), which makes his show not only entertaining, but educational as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works the audience well 27 Jan 2009
By Louis
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Incredibly funny stand up who utilises the audience more than any other comedian I have seen. The part about the cobbler is hilarious. The guy he is bantering with is in hysterics!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So many laughs it is unreal 31 Dec 2008
By F. Shaw
As I loved his Live at the theatre royal I watched this with high hopes. I was certainly not disappointed. He makes stand-up look effortless and is far more than just the "host of mock the week" that most seem to view him as.

His connections between topics, plus his ability to interview improv. and prepared material is simply amazing. One thing I recommend doing if you get this DVD is to make sure you watch the extras, in there you will find Dara's now famous drinking game commentary which on the last DVD featured Ed Byrne, this time around it was David Mitchell and is itself almost as funny as the show.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Dara is sharp and witty and very funny
A great time in the company of a smart and funny man
Published 23 days ago by Sean F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dara is KING!
I feel a bit uneasy that I might have too much love for this man! So funny and bloody clever! (as they all are)
Published 6 months ago by kittencat
5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
This dvd was very funny just how would expect Dara O'Briain to be. Good to see how his humour was before he became so well known on the TV.
Published 10 months ago by D. Richards
2.0 out of 5 stars sad
Disappointingly unfunny -sad as normally love data but don't think I laughed just a few sniggers! Better on mock the week 😉
Published 11 months ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Pre owned DVd
well these £1 DVD's are value for money

Have had lots of laughs watching this with friends.

Speedy posting too !
Published 17 months ago by Dave Quiz Master
5.0 out of 5 stars Another classic from Dara
I've bought most of Dara's live shows, but this is one of my absolute favourites.

As always, his interaction with the front row of the audience are a key part of the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by PeteMat
5.0 out of 5 stars Dara O'Briain Talks Funny (DVD)
Find Dara really, really funny and love his DVDs. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan.
Published 19 months ago by BullyFee
5.0 out of 5 stars This guy's stand up is amongst the best you're going to get these...
I was surprised when I first watched this DVD, bought as a punt during a sale this was a DVD was expecting a bit of topical humour from and a few giggles but nothing special but... Read more
Published on 9 Dec 2011 by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny & clever
This guy is the funniest in years. for me anyway, clever perceptive & entertaining, well worth a look if you like Mock the week.
Published on 7 Dec 2011 by K WILLSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Dara is one of the best on the comedy circuit
Like Dara's two other DVD titles, 'Talks funny - Live in London' on DVD is fast, funny and the perfect showcase for a one of best comedians working today. Read more
Published on 25 Dec 2010 by Dave
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