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Comedian Profile

Danny O’ Brien: ‘The God Of All Things Bad’ (work in progress)
The award-winning Irish comedian has stayed more than busy during the past 18 months, from making one of the highest viewed stand-up specials in Irish Television history (which filmed outdoors in a block of council flats in Dublin during the first lockdown) to travelling to Central America between for a tour and getting stuck there for three months, starring in a Spanish viral comedy sketch video in Costa Rica (a language he still absolutely cannot speak) to a ridiculous journey over land and water to meet the highly worshipped Mayan deity that is ‘Maximón’ in Guatemala that gives this show its name. This show has pushed O’ Brien’s body, mind and soul further than it has ever gone before and he can’t wait to tell you all about it. He also now has a dog daughter and trust issues with drinking water and Zoom.
*Warning: This show contains strong descriptions of psychedelic drug misuse, parasites and goat milking.
“He opened for me at the 3Arena and f*cking murdered it!” – Bill Burr
“O’Brien is genuinely, uproariously funny with a huge stage presence and wicked timing” ★★★★★
The Sunday Independent ★★★★★
“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 ★★★★★
Leo Kearse: ‘Cancel Culture’ (work in progress)
A standup show about comedy triggering the wrath of woke mobs. Leo’s comedy has led to accusations of transphobia (despite writing the offending material with a transgender woman he was dating), racism (which led to him getting blacklisted by clubs), sexism (fair do’s), and ableism. Leo has also been criticised by climate activists, socialists, and vegans and he’s had fat activists demonstrate at his shows. Is he really a bad person? Can comedy survive under the constant threat of cancellation?
Scottish Comedian of the Year 2017/18
“Genuinely thought-provoking…hugely entertaining….a warm and personal show” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
“A triumphant hour of outrageous and dark jokes, not pushing but gleefully running straight through the boundaries of taste and acceptability in today’s “woke” culture” – BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE RECOMMENDED SHOW
“A giant of the art” – STEVE BENNETT, CHORTLE
“The fact he gets belly laughs out of global warming, self-identification and the unequal distribution of white privilege does not make him a racist, transphobic monster, just a very good comic” ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN
Very funny, very dirty, occasionally shocking, but edgily likeable and happily endearing, eliciting the guilty pleasure of laughter from a wide-eyed audience” – ★★★★ THE LIST
“A personal and entertaining comedy hour” – ★★★★ LONDON THEATRE