Dylan Moran: 'Panel shows bore me'
Moran said that he disliked the format of panel programmes because they are too "structured" and also criticised the number of them on television.
Speaking on Richard Bacon's 5 Live show about why he had never appeared on a panel show, the Irish funnyman said: "They bore me. That's the honest answer. Stand-up came naturally to me because people in Ireland talk. But that's not talking on panel shows, it is structured fun.
"It reminds me of some tragic aunt clapping her hands and bouncing into a room and announcing we should all play games... and if we don't we are all a rotten spoilsport. That's fine up to a point. I'll play charades for a few minutes.
"But there's too many of them... and it's the same people on all of them. It's structured fun and everyone thinks afterwards we go off for juice and fairy cakes. I don't want to watch that."
He also admitted that the competitive nature of the shows annoyed him.
"Buzzers and other chaps annoying you by saying other things. It would drive me insane," he said. "I couldn't live with that sort of democracy. Boys like showing off and saying, 'I can do it better than you and with one hand tucked under my whatever.' It doesn't get me going at all."