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AEO Excellence Awards host 2024

AEO Awards

Dara Ó Briain

Stand-up comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain is best known in the UK for hosting BBC’s Mock the Week, BlockBusters, Robot Wars, Stargazing Live, Dara and Ed’s Great Big Adventure and Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8Bit and most recently won Channel 4’s Taskmaster.

Dara’s last show Voice of Reason has been performed across the globe, touring in UK and Ireland, Scandinavia, mainland Europe, Australia and the Middle East. It was filmed and released as a BBC special in 2019.

In September 2017 Dara released his first children’s book ‘Beyond the Stars’ (Scholastic), a hilarious journey through the solar system and our galaxy, it has been nominated for the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Non-Fiction. In 2018 the follow up ‘Secret Science – The Amazing World Beyond your Eyes’ was released to great critical acclaim. In 2020  Dara released his third children’s book ‘Is There Anybody Out There’.

Dara has also released five best-selling DVD’s with Universal Pictures. He recently toured the world in 2022 and 2023 with his latest show, ‘So Where Were We?’

Dara O Briain


  • The AEO Awards is great at bringing the community and the industry all together
    Carolyn Mason
    Director, Experience Staff
  • It is so much fun to have a day out with the industry and to just talk to everyone that loves it and is so passionate about it
    Nico Stanford
    Senior Sales Manager, Olympia London
  • I wanted to congratulate you both, and the wider AEO team, on such a fantastic awards ceremony last week. I have not attended the AEO Awards for several years, and perhaps I forgot just how much of a special day it is… it was incredibly well organised, and it was such a wonderful occasion.
    Ashley Roberts
    Managing Director, CONNECT
  • What a fantastic AEO Awards last Friday; such a buzz and a brilliant afternoon all round. Thank you all for putting on such a fabulous event. What Else Events will be back next year with an even stronger case. For now, being a Finalist is a major achievement in such a competitive category.
    Tim Else
    Founder & Managing Director, What Else Events
  • It was lovely to see you and the team and we had a fantastic night thank you! Everything looked incredible and it was a great event to be part of. Thank you
    Becky Oldham
    Marketing Manager, NEC Group


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