London Irish Comedy: Ten minutes with… Danny O'Brien

London Irish Comedy: Ten minutes with… Danny O'Brien


Comedian Danny O'Brien  chats to The Irish Post ahead of his gig this Saturday night as part of the London Irish Comedy Festival Edinburgh Preview season, which runs until June 14 at the London Irish Centre in Camden.

What makes you laugh?

Random pant dropping, my mates texts after nights out, the Irish Government (OOOOooo Topical!)

When's the last time you really laughed?

Yesterday-when my Mother reffered to dipping in and out of the sea as “Tea-Bagging”.

What's the best joke you've ever heard?

It won't make the edit...

What made you get into comedy?

My resentment for my job at the time and my crippling need for strangers attention

Who is your favourite comedian?

Bill Burr, legend.

What's the most common misconception about comedians?

People think we do loads of gigs to amazing crowd's all the time, mostly it's basement clubs to small numbers and mental people from Tinder...

Any situations you just can’t find humour in?

Ah sure you'll find it everywhere if you look for it.

How do you deal with hecklers?

I host a lot of gig's so I'm used to dealing with them, they are usually drunk so it's easy enough to put them back in their box. Excessive hugging of Hecklers is effective also...

What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you at a gig?

A girl bottled her boyfriend when I was on stage, awkward...

Do your friends and family think you are funny?

I suspect so, they'd never “give me the satisfation” of telling me though.

Is there a difference in UK/Irish humour?

Not really, if your up for the craic then your up for the craic-it doesn't matter which side of the water your on.

Should comedians have lines they don't cross? do you?

Not really, comedy is subjective. If I find something funny I'll say it.

What's your best personal comedy moment to date?

Winning the 'Tedfest' award in the Roisín Dubh last year is up there, I was up against 15 other excellent acts and had a serious man-flu so I was delira' with winning!

What can we expect from your set at the London Irish comedy festival?

Lot's of new material. LOL'S, ROFL'S, HIGH FIVE'S !

Tell us a joke right now?

I'm more of an anecdotal act so you'll just have to come see the preview show on the 3 May to hear my comedic gold!

I love this beaut by Stewart Francis though:

“My therapist say's I have a preoccupation with vengence,

We'll see about that...”

Catch Danny O'Brien with Foil Arms and Hog at the London Irish Centre Camden this Saturday at 7.30. Buy tickets here.