Hilarious parody video of Irish comedian’s Professor Brian Cox goes viral

The sketch by an IRISH comedian parodying science broadcasts and BBC presenter Professor Brian Cox has racked up nearly 4 million views in two days.

And not only did Seán Burke’s video turn out to be a viral success online, but it also received the nod from Professor Cox himself.

Sharing the clip on Twitter, the physicist joked, “I found someone to do all the long goals looking at the sky on top of the mountains for the next round. No one will notice.”

Not only is Burke’s impression on Cox relevant, but the sketch perfectly captures the tone and style of Beeb’s expensive science shows.

Burke has previously appeared on the BBC as part of the distribution of What iS Music Videos? – a parody of how music videos are made.

The London-based comedian also featured Channel 4’s online comedy series Hollywood Hijack and was a regular on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly and Callan’s Kicks shows.

Professor Cox has been a mainstay of BBC science programming since he presented Wonders of the Solar System in 2010.

He has since presented numerous shows including Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of Life and Forces of Nature.

His latest show, Universe, premiered on BBC Two in October.

Given how well he took Burke’s parody, we might see a collaboration in the future.

You can check out more of Burke’s content on his Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Ko-fi pages.

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