Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for over of a decade, headlining regularly at top comedy clubs and festivals to worldwide audiences.
As the resident host and owner of The Comedy Crunch in Dublin one of Ireland’s most successful comedy clubs – his friendly, high energy and anecdotal style draws in an audience and brings on the big laughs with ease!
O’ Brien took to the stage like a force of nature…one suspects it won’t be too much longer before stadiums come calling
— The Examiner ★★★★★
Following in the footsteps of Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran and Dara Ó Briain – Danny was handpicked in 2016 to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of The Edinburgh Fest’ Show across Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was asked back in 2018 and again 2019, making him the only Irish comic to do the tour a record three times.
O’Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing
— The Sunday Independent ★★★★★
He performed his first solo show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to rave reviews and scooped the title of “Dublin’s Funniest Comedian” at the prestigious Stand Up For FM104 that same year. In 2013 Danny took part in Irish TV show The RTE Comedy Awards and released his first comedy album on iTunes as part of the Irish Underground Comedy Show. He also beat sixteen of Ireland’s best up-and-coming acts to take the coveted Toilet Duck Award at Tedfest (the now-famous Father Ted celebration).
He has returned to The Edinburgh Fringe with a brand new hour each and every year since. His 2019 solo show ‘Lock-In’ sold out it’e entire run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as Galway Arts Festival, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and received rave reviews. The show toured over 60 dates all over the globe including an extensive Irish tour and to cities around the globe including London, Prague, Brno, Budapest, Berlin, LA and finishing with a month long tour of Asia including Bangkok, Saigon, Hanoi, Jakarta, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. His brand new show ‘Reformer’ will debut at this years Edinburgh Festival in August 2019.