Feb. 7, 2023
My guest today is a stand-up comedian, television presenter and Irish national treasure. He studied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at University College, Dublin, where during a debate, he cracked a joke, made the audience laugh, and forever doomed himself to chasing that high.
Since then, he has toured the world as a comic, as well as becoming a prolific television host: he has chaired Mock the Week, Have I Got New For You, Blockbusters, Robot Wars, Stargazing Live, and the video game-themed quiz show, Go 8Bit. A lifelong video game player, he regularly hosts the game BAFTAs, and performs games-related routines in his stand-up.
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All other music by Simon Parkin.
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