Sunday, 13 May 2012

Continuing The Trend

Continuing the apparent trend of Irish comedians, and my tiredness, I have decided to post one more Irish funnyman for you. Dara O'Briain. Although his biggest claim to fame is possibly hosting the popular satire/panel show Mock The Week, he is still quite a good comedian in his own right. He's funny as feck at least. Though he mostly deals with audience interaction these days. Though I guess that is also a dying art sometimes. Anyway, this is one of his more popular, and also controversial, routines. It's about the mixed marriage that is when a Protestant marries a Catholic. I suppose it is also rather appropriate given all the same sex marriage stuff in the news lately. It raises a much more important question than "should people be allowed to marry within their gender?" and that question is "should people be allowed to marry outside their religion?"



In case you're wondering, the answer is of course yes to both questions.

36 comments:

  1. Man Dara O'Brian is just great as a comedian, there's something about him that's just inherently hilarious, the guy should be an Irish national treasure in my opinion.

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    1. I think it's just his charm and charisma. Despite some of his material he comes across as just an awesome and fun guy it would be great to hang out with.

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  2. Mixed marriage is of course a thing that should be allowed. Makes for great parties, like he said, haha!

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    1. I'd love to be a part of one. I think I technically count as a protestant. My dad's one at least.

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  3. Never heard of this guy before. At first I thought you were talking about Daniel O'Brian from Cracked.

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    1. Well I do like introducing people to funnymen they've never seen before.

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  4. I used to like Mock the Week back when Frankie Boyle was on it, but then the jokes started to get a bit too close to the bomb for me. Dara O'Brien's alright, but I'm not a massive fan of panel shows. Thanks for the nice comment too! xxx

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    1. I still enjoy Mock The Week, but I do agree it's just not as good as it used to be. I loved the really old days with Rory Bremner too. Frankie got angrier and angrier as the show went on.

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  5. LOOOL "the kids will be freaks!" he's funny :P

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  6. I actually started saying the lord's prayer just to count trespass and bread and to hear the ending (catholic version!) LOL!

    take care
    x

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    1. I still do that a few times when I watch this :)

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  7. I can't wait for the day that they marry a hippo to a giraffe.

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    1. I want to see their offspring.

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  8. He's hilarious LIVE. He's the only comedian I know that interacts with the audience on a grand scale and incorporates everything he finds out from them into his act. Makes every show unique.

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    1. I would love to see him live, but from say the middle of the stands. I don't want to get involved. I think he needs to do the same thing that I think it was Chris Rock did. He took cameras to a lot of shows, and made a show out of clips from lots of shows. Though if Dara did that it would lack serious continuity. I've always admired how he can mention something to someone at the start of the show, and then bring it right back up at the end. He's got a hell of a memory.

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  9. Ahhh he's so funny! You should do one on Kevin Bridges, he's hilarious! I really want to see him live! x

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    1. I do love Kevin Bridges, he's fantastic, and I should really do one on him.

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  10. I'm impressed he knew the motions for the dragon.

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    1. It helps him be slightly less offensive.

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  11. I spent my entire childhood in Catholic church and I still have no idea when to sit, stand, kneel, or whatever. When it comes to "mixed" marriages I can not be too picky myself. I would date a girl in any religion. I would date a Satanist. I would date a communist. Not a Nazi though. That's where I draw the line. (Though that's not a religion, it could have ended up one 'cept for the good guys winning World War II.)

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    1. I would date a Satanist. I think she'd be a freak in the bedroom. I was taken out of the church when I was pretty young but I still think it would be awesome to get married in one.

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  12. i've never heard of that comedian but he was pretty funny :)

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    1. He's very funny, and a full show is a pretty good experience.

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  13. You know, that's exactly what I've thought to myself while singing hymns at the Catholic church. "Man, didn't anyone train for this?"

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    1. I haven't been to Church much but there are a lot of hymns. I imagine it takes practice.

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    2. The fun part is at the end of a line when you sing a low note and everyone else sings a high one.

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  14. Had a big day yesterday and was too tired at night to go through posts - but I almost wish I had checked this one because it would have been easy to watch lol... This guy is pretty funny and gave me a good laugh! My mom's family is Catholic and my dad's is Episcopalian - so I can really relate lol

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    1. Well I hope you enjoyed your big day :) I can wait for you :) I imagine it's possibly funnier if you can relate :P Like most comedy.

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  15. I was engaged to someone of another religion when I was a Catholic. Usually, the man has to convert to the woman's religion, so it wasn't a problem. My ex-fiance was perfectly fine with that. IF, big huge IF, I ever get married, I still plan on marrying through the Catholic church.

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    1. I never really imagined you being religious. Spiritual yes, but not really religious. Though the two things aren't exactly exclusive. I had no idea the man had to convert to the woman's religion either.

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  16. I love the Dara O'Briain when he appears on QI (Quite Interesting). Though he's funny in anything to be honest.

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    1. He's brilliant on QI. He's an incredibly smart chap as well as funny.

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  17. never heard of him before, he's pretty funny!

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    1. He is very funny. It's good to find new comedians too.

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