IRISH comic Dara Ó Briain has revealed the hilarious time he was left “insulted” by an e mail inviting him onto well-liked panel present, Would I Lie To You?.
The 51-year-old spoke of his expertise yesterday within the newest episode of Brydon &, a podcast hosted by fellow comedian – and host of Would I Lie To You? – Rob Brydon.
Ó Briain from Bray, Eire, had already appeared on the present 3 times beforehand when he obtained one other invite to return on, however was left baffled by the way in which the present’s producers contacted him.
Video reveals Brydon and Ó Briain sat reverse one another because the latter says: “Can I let you know my favorite showbiz insult?”
An intrigued Brydon replies: “Please.”
Ó Briain expands: “Yeah, it was in your tv present, it’s probably not notably about showbiz, however I fairly wish to go on that.”
“I’ve completed Would I Lie To You? fairly just a few instances – however not for a short time,” he provides, launching a playful jibe at Brydon.
Brydon is fast to shift the blame although, saying: “I simply work there, I get folks saying this to me so typically. We don’t resolve who comes on, we don’t resolve the frequency.”
Dara continues on, looking at Brydon as he provides: “However I haven’t been on now for a few years, and we obtained an e mail from the present.”
Brydon chimes in: “Why am I tense now?”
Dara continues: “It was chef’s kiss pleasant as a result of – and look I’m not ragging on some poor junior one who’s been despatched to ship a letter to the potential friends proper.
“However they despatched a letter to my company – who’re like one of many largest comedy businesses – that opened with a paragraph about ‘We’re contacting you from Would I Lie To You?’ after which defined what Would I Lie To You? was.”
“[This is] Even if this can be a comedy company and you’re in all probability the most important rating panel present within the nation and I felt that was barely pointless however that’s not egregious,” he laughs.
Ó Briain continues: “After which it was like ‘We’d love Dara to return on’ after which mentioned, ‘Earlier friends embody…’ and it had a protracted paragraph of earlier friends which I learn to the top.
“I seen that it didn’t point out me, though I’ve been a earlier visitor on the present three separate instances.”
An uncomfortable Brydon stares at Ó Briain because the latter chuckles in his clarification: “I assumed, ‘Okay nicely I’ve been on the present, so that you don’t have to elucidate the present to me’.
“And likewise, if you happen to’re going to listing folks, you’re actually saying ‘All of those folks had been extra memorable than your three appearances on the present’.”
Brydon rapidly defends himself, replying: “I don’t have to really feel accountable, as a result of I simply work there.”
The clip from was uploaded to social media by Brydon yesterday with the caption: “Dara Ó Briain insulted by WILTY…”
The video has since obtained over 900 likes and dozens of feedback from comedy followers left sceptical over Ó Briain’s criticism.
One consumer wrote: “Dara, you’re good, however you’re no Bob Mortimer, so wind your neck in.”
One other mentioned: “Was anyone else anticipating that ‘insult’ to be far worse than it truly was?”
A 3rd commented: “He’s joking firstly. Secondly, you’ll type of count on the present to recollect who they’d booked earlier than. He’s not speaking a few public interplay.”
One other replied: “The one visitor I can say that’s been on the present is Bob Mortimer.”
Would I Lie To You? has been working since 2007, and completed its sixteenth sequence in March this yr.
Rob Brydon has hosted the present since 2009 after changing authentic host Angus Deayton in sequence three, while Ó Briain has made 4 appearances thus far.