Eight-time Sony Award winning DJ's debut stand-up show. A race against time to complete a list of dreams made when Christian was 13. With his deadline months away, he reveals the ticks and the crosses, and tells stories of his attempts to finish the list. He fights the dark lord, challenges a pensioner BMX champion and dates his '80s heartthrob. The most revealing a British DJ has been since Operation Yewtree. A show definitely unsuitable for broadcast. 'Smart and funny' (Ricky Gervais). 'Furiously funny' (Guardian).
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Full press release
This summer 2013 triple Sony Award nominee Christian will take his debut stand-up show Christian O'Connell - This is 13 to the Edinburgh Festival Underbelly on Bristo Square. He leaves behind the cosy comfort of his radio studio and takes the biggest risk in his career so far!
This is 13 is about a race against time to complete a list of dreams made when Christian was 13. He reveals the ticks, the crosses, and the stories of what happens, as he attempts to finish the list. He fights the dark lord, challenges a pensioner BMX champion and dates his 80's heartthrob. The most revealing a British DJ has been since 'Operation Yewtree.' A show definitely unsuitable for broadcast.
As well as stand up, Christian O'Connell is an 8-time Sony Gold Award Winning DJ, TV presenter and writer. Christian currently hosts the national breakfast show on Absolute Radio, where he was poached from XFM. Every weekday morning 1.5million people wake up to his show. He has celebrity fans from Ricky Gervais to Jeremy Clarkson. He has also won awards for his hosting of BBC Radio 5 Live's Fighting Talk. He has presented TV shows for ITV, Sky1 and Channel 5. He has even hosted and commentated on Mixed Martial Arts as he's a huge fan.
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