2014 Edinburgh Fringe

Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Christian O'Connell: Breaking Dad. Christian O'Connell. Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

10-times Sony Award winning DJ Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio) returns after his 2013 sold out acclaimed debut. O'Connell is a dad on the edge and if you've ever been a dad/had a dad/known a dad, this is the show for you. A show featuring beloved pet death, pensioner sex advice and the inherent evil of Peppa Pig. **** (Big Issue). **** (Herald). **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Smart and funny' (Ricky Gervais). 'Furiously funny' (Guardian). 'A natural, warm and charismatic comedian' (Big Issue). 'O'Connell is as engaging live as he is on air' (Scotsman).

Featuring

Performances

Date Time Venue
30th Jul 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
31st Jul 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
1st Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
2nd Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
3rd Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
4th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
5th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
6th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
7th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
8th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
9th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
10th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
11th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
12th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
13th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
14th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
15th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square
16th Aug 18.25 Udderbelly, George Square

Reviews

Press articles

Top 5 themes of the 2014 Fringe

Every year, certain running themes emerge in the gargantuan tome that is the Fringe programme. A vast majority of shows take on topical subjects to discuss, or more likely, poke fun at. Here are five of the themes that will play a big part in the festival this year...

Katie Hogg, WOW247, 1st August 2014

The ​Christian O’Connell three minute interview

Christian O'Connell is a broadcaster, stand up comedian and writer. He's a record breaking ten time Sony Gold award winning DJ and hosts his own National Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio. As Martin Walker discovers, he's also performing a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 22nd June 2014

More details

10-times Sony Award Winning DJ Christian O'Connell returns to the festival for his second year after his 2013 acclaimed debut This Is 13. He will be performing at the Underbelly Dairy Room once more for 18 nights with his brand new show Breaking Dad.

O'Connell is a dad on the edge and if you've ever been a Dad/had a Dad/known a Dad, this is the show for you, even if they were shit. It's a show with hilarious stories and observations from the battleground that is fatherhood. The show includes his endeavours to bring up two daughters, barring them from seeing Miley Cyrus, accidentally killing a beloved family pet, his relationship with his own dad, pensioner sex advice and the inherent evil of Peppa Pig!

His debut Edinburgh show This Is 13, saw him leave behind the cosy comfort of his radio studio and taking the biggest risk in his career so far. The risk paid off! The show was a success and received much critical acclaim. Frank Skinner had this to say; "It's a brilliant show, I was surprised just how good it was!"

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 and he's won awards for hosting BBC Radio 5 Live's bi-weekly show Fighting Talk. He has presented TV shows for ITV, Sky 1, Channel 5 & BT Sport. His guilty pleasure is that he's a huge fan of martial arts.

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