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, 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 and has just returned from Australia touring Perth World Fringe, Adelaide Fringe Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and will return again in 2018. Fresh from a sell out month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a tour of South East Asia, his new solo show 'RaconTour' is currently embarking on a twenty two date run in six countries including fifteen dates nationwide.

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).

 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.

In addition to his fifth and most adventurous solo show to date "RaconTour" at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, Danny has been asked to perform at:

  • “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 and LA.
  • 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 solo show and also provided tour support nationwide with Today FM’s Dermot & Dave on their sell out tour. Danny is a regular on Irish TV and radio.

oozing with natural banter, weaving the absurd. The best thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness!
— Live in Berlin