Today marks the birthday of one our best comedy exports Dara Ó Briain.
Most of you have probably seen the Irish comedian live at some stage over the years, or at the very least on hosting duties on the likes of 'Mock the Week' and - when he has his science hat on - 'Stargazing Live'.
If you are a fan, you'll no doubt be following the comedian on Twitter, and have witnessed some of his witty tweets for yourself. If not, well, here's a flavour of what you're missing:
A Norwegian man called Erik just went up in this karaoke bar to sing Eminem vs Dr Dre and nailed every word so we’ve all learned a lesson about presumption.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) January 28, 2019
As my children grow older it is increasingly important to me to own a pair of Apple AirPods - to have something tiny and enormously valuable that I panic about, thinking they’ve gone missing every five minutes.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) October 21, 2018
When Kenny Dalglish has a spare ticket but you've just got in the shower when he calls. pic.twitter.com/iN1nLvTRQf
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) January 25, 2017
Oh @Apple! When you offer an update and I choose "later", I don't want to then schedule "later", I want you to fuck off.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) November 28, 2016
Backstage at the Milton Keynes Theatre and if video games have taught me anything, I know exactly where to shoot to get through this door. pic.twitter.com/9ziA703w7H
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) October 11, 2018
Sure, it’s 30 degrees in Cork today, there are 4,000 people in a tent with no air-con, but these are my show-clothes and it’s too late to become a comedian who wears shorts now. #melted #sendwater #standardsthough pic.twitter.com/6oMTOQrMnc
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) June 29, 2018
Hi, I’m a stand-up comic in a movie. I’ve just had a major personal event but I have a gig! Jokes I did previously aren’t working, the audience are shifting uncomfortably. So, instead, I talk about the personal event and it all comes out funny! I leave the stage to huge applause!
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) January 4, 2019
I wasn’t mad about “BirdBox” but I though it was genuinely frightening that moment when you saw your own face on the iPad screen and it was really old and bald and unattractive and your worst fear. It’s only a movie though, phew!
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) January 13, 2019
Finally looked up what “smh” means in a tweet, and was disappointed to find it wasn't the well known Irish expression of surprise, “Shut my Hole!"
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) January 5, 2019
While you rested, I studied.
While you ate selection boxes, I practised.
While you watched telly, I made countless squeaking noises. Now, I am ready. Do not come to me when the apocalypse happens and you need a sort-of-dog shape to survive. pic.twitter.com/10HiLm66XU
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) January 3, 2019
Look, late to this, only reading them now but... Hogwarts does not teach these kids any Maths or Literature or languages or history, Science, Geography or anything but Magic and it’s just a terrible school. The Maths, particularly, is really bugging me. Stuck at age 11 level.
— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) December 21, 2018