Danny has been performing stand-up comedy for the best part 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!
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 and returned again in 2018. After a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and a tour of South East Asia, Danny followed these with a national and international tour with over thirty dates in six countries with his hugely successful 'RaconTour'. O' Brien's new show 'Lock-In' will see him performing in several prisons across Ireland and the UK in the coming months and will debut at The Edinburgh Fringe this August.
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).
In 2014 Danny performed at the Edinburgh Fringe with his second solo show ‘Back To The Hills!’ and had a hugely successful sold-out run, returning in 2015 with ‘Ah Jaysus!’ and "Who breaks up with Stella?" in 2016 with triumphant runs to full houses followed by shows in Ireland, the UK and Europe and the US.
Danny is a festival favourite and has been asked to perform at a host various festivals as well as regular international performances:
- “AAA Stand-Up” (total sell-out from 2005-2015) at The Pleasance Courtyard
- The Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival
- Latitude Comedy Festival (UK)
- BugJam Festival (UK)
- Electric Picnic
- Longitude Festival
- Forbidden Fruit Festival
- The Vodafone Comedy Festival
- Ravlóid (Irish speaking) Festival
- The Vodafone Comedy Carnival
- Body & Soul Festival
- International shows in Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Malmö, Amsterdam, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Prague, Brno, Australia and the US.
- A 2017 Asia tour with shows in Bangkok, Singapore and Jakarta.
Danny has also featured in The Comedy Central Show “Brexit at Tiffany’s” in 2017, Toured his sell out solo show and provided tour support nationwide with Today FM’s Dermot & Dave's live sell out show. He is a regular contributor on Irish Television and Radio. This year he will return to The Edinburgh Festival with his brand new show 'Lock-in' followed by a 2019 tour. He also opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin this year.