Comedian Dara O’Briain is a funny guy and you’ll probably know him from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, the back of a Megabus, the Baftas and his various appearances on panel shows. He’s also quite the “Gamer“, which is term that can mean anything. BUT. He plays all sorts of games from Rock Band to Metal Gear, so he knows a fair cross section of gaming genres. Anyway, he’s taken over the “Go 8-Bit” Edinburgh Fringe Show which will be a full on TV series on Dave, starting on September 5th 2016.
This Dara O’Briains Go 8 Bit will feature the original show’s hosts, Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon, as Team Captains, who will share the screen with various celebrity guests while Dara hosts alongside comedian/games journalist Ellie Gibson. The first show will have kickman David James and writer/comedian Susan Calman battling it out on Tekken as well as other games. Other guests will include; Holly Walsh, Russell Howard, Rachel Riley, Bob Mortimer and a load more. If you’re unsure of what to expect, then take a look at a preview for the live show below. Though we suspect that it’ll be toned down for TV.