Game show Vs The Comedian

Game Shows Vs The Comedian – Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit

Comedians may be huge in the world of travel but they are also huge at being casted as the hosts of gameshows. So welcome to a feature that is going to look at these shows in depth.

Whether they have been going for years, a week or got cancelled we have got them all. Welcome to the world of game shows. This week we look at a gameshow that is all about the world of computer games – Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit


Channel – Dave
First Aired – 5th September 2016
Hosted by Comedians – Dara O Briain
Series – 3
Summary Of Show –  A Panel show of comedians competing head to head in a number of different computer games.

About the Show 

The show was originally the basis of a show that was taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 by Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon. There are two teams that compete against each other on this show – the captains of each team are Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon. Each week the team captains are joined by a variety of guests to take part in all of the games that lie ahead. Some of the guests include Marcus Brigstocke, Bob Mortimer, Russell Howard, Dave Gorman, Sara Pascoe, Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe just to name a few.

In each of the episodes the teams play a variety of computer games – whether they are old and retro to the new and modern and compete to win the points of that round. The winner of each show is who scores the most points after the five rounds. Each round has a different theme:

Round 1 – Classic Game round
Round 2 and 3 – A favourite game from both of the guests
Round 4 – A modern indie game
Round 5 – A humorous take on a game.

The game show is also interactive as the audience can vote prior to each round who they think will win the game they are about to play. The percentage ends up being converted to points if that team wins.


 Vernon Kay Call Of Duty 


Aladdin SNES


Josh Widdicombe Football Manager

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