September 5-16, 2023

Tickets on sale Friday, May 5, 2023

“The most memorable show of a winning career “ – The Times

“... ever-affable, every-quick O Briain ... flaunting his lightening quick wit” – Chortle

“... brilliant show … master story-teller - a triumph.”   – 5 stars The Arts Desk

“Pure, undiluted comic genius” – Evening Standard

“His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” – The Guardian

“If you want a comic who can hold an audience in the palm of his hand for two hours, here’s your man” – The Times

May 2, 2023 - Following his incredibly successful 2022 Canadian tour, Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that Dara Ó Briain is returning to Canada with a brand-new, live stand-up show: ‘So… Where Were We?’.

At the end of his highly successful last tour ‘Voice Of Reason’, Dara had performed the show 180 times over 2 years and across 20 countries, from Auckland to Reykjavik, from Moscow to New York; and by March 2020 he was ready for a break!  He would now like to apologise for saying that and will never wish for anything like that again.

Ó Briain’s last tour of Canada was originally scheduled for March 2020, then 2021 and it finally happened in 2022, where he received standing ovations every night and left audiences clamouring for more!  So, we listened, and are excited to bring you this master storyteller with an all-new show!

Yes, he's back on tour, and he will never stop again, because that's clearly what caused all this trouble, oh, and he ate a bat.  Instead, in his new show 'So…Where Were We?’, Dara will hardly mention the last year and a half, because “Jesus, who wants to hear about that?” but will instead fire out the usual mix of stories, one-liners, audience messing, while tripping over his words because he is talking too quickly as he's so giddy to be back in front of a crowd. 

Tickets for ‘So…Where Were We?’ go on-sale this Friday, May 5 at www.hahaha.com

About Dara Ó Briain

Dara has made a name for himself as one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of BBC Two’s long running hit panel show ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Stargazing Live’, ‘Robot Wars’, Dave’s ‘Go8Bit’ and Comedy Central’s re-boot of the classic quiz show ‘Blockbusters’. 

In 2022, Dara hosted Channel 4’s newest daytime quiz, ‘One & Six Zeros’, where contestants compete to win a grand prize of £1,000,000.

Dara has previously released five classic stand-up DVDs with Universal Pictures (UK); ‘Crowd Tickler’ (2015), 'Craic Dealer' (2012), ‘This Is The Show’ (2010), ‘Dara Ó Briain Talks Funny Live In London’ (2008) and ‘Dara Ó Briain Live at the Theatre Royal’ (2006) – and 2018’s Voice of Reason filmed exclusively for the BBC. 

Dara has also put pen to paper with the release of three best selling non-fiction children’s books all released by Scholastic UK:  Beyond The Sky: You and the Universe’ (2017), ‘Secret Science: The Amazing World Beyond Your Eyes’ (2018), and most recently in October 2020, ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’

In January 2023, Dara won the Best Tour award for ‘So... Where Were We?’ at the Chortle Comedy Awards.

About Just For Laughs

Global leader in comedy and home to the #1 Comedy Festival in the World, Just for Laughs Group has been launching and championing top comedic talent - including Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, Hannah Gadsby, Hasan Minhaj, Jo Koy, Canada’s very own Rick Mercer and Russell Peters - for close to 40 years. Founded in 1983, the company is an international powerhouse in the creation of multiplatform comedic content. Every year, millions of spectators are entertained at its worldwide festivals, from Montréal – the biggest comedy event in the world – to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; Austin, U.S.A.; London, UK; and Sydney, Australia; featuring thousands of Canadian and international comedians - from well-established artists to aspiring up-and-comers. With concentrated growth on television development and production, the Group’s digital and televised content is shown in over 150 countries and followed by an online audience of over 14 million. In addition, the Group produces touring shows, stages its own musicals and is the originator of the ComedyPRO industry conference along with the daytime, fan centric, ComedyCON event.

Tuesday 05-Sep-23 St. John's, NL Holy Heart Theatre 7:30 PM
Wednesday 06-Sep-23 Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre 7:00 PM
Thursday 07-Sep-23 Halifax, NS Spatz Theatre 7:00 PM
Friday 08-Sep-23 Toronto, ON Bluma Appel Theatre 7:00 PM
Sunday 10-Sep-23 Ottawa, ON Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe 8:00 PM
Wednesday 13-Sep-23 Edmonton, AB Myer Horowitz Theatre 7:00 PM
Thursday 14-Sep-23 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall 7:00 PM
Friday 15-Sep-23 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre 7:00 PM
Saturday 16-Sep-23 Vancouver, BC Vancouver Playhouse 7:00 PM

Press contacts

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