Press clippings

Fringe Q&As: Christian O'Connell

Christian O'Connell on complaints and the Fringe atmosphere.

The Herald, 18th August 2015

My Edinburgh: Christian O'Connell

A veteran of the breakfast radio circuit, Christian O'Connell is the first voice a million Brits hear every morning.

Charlotte Lytton, The Times, 14th August 2015

Fringe Q&As: Christian O'Connell

In the sixth of our new series, Christian O'Connell tells us about his Fringe show and how he likes to Greco-Roman wrestle to wind down...

The Herald, 4th August 2014

Interview: Rarely Asked Questions - Christian O'Connell

Christian O'Connell is probably best known as the quickfire Absolute Radio DJ, but he harbours a dark secret. Before he got his radio break he was a stand-up comedian.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd June 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

Christian O'Connell to return to Fighting Talk

O'Connell to front Saturday panel show this weekend along with two new presenters including commentator Jonathan Pearce

John Plunkett, The Guardian, 29th August 2013

Festival stories: Christian O'Connell

Radio DJ and stand-up Christian O'Connell talks about his youthful ambitions at his first ever Edinburgh Festival and his subsequent return 18 years later.

Hamish Gibson, WOW247, 27th August 2013

Explain yourself: Christian O'Connell

Born in Winchester, Christian O'Connell started his radio-presenting career at 2CR (Two Counties Radio) in Bournemouth in 1999, and subsequently worked at Xfm and BBC Radio 5Live, for whom he presented the Fighting Talk show from 2004-05. Since 2006, O'Connell has presented the breakfast show on Absolute Radio (formerly Virgin), for which he has won a string of Sony awards. He is currently performing a stand-up show, This is 13, at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Ed Potton, The Times, 19th August 2013

Amnesty Secret Comedy Podcast episode 5

Recorded live at the Edinburgh fringe, the latest Amnesty podcast features standup from Mary Bourke, Benny Boot and a song from The Noise Next Door. Plus chat, secrets and rants from Josh Widdicombe, Mark Thomas and Jason Byrne. Hosted by Christian O'Connell.

The Guardian, 14th August 2013

Amnesty Secret Comedy Podcast episode 4

Recorded live at the Edinburgh fringe, the latest edition of the Amnesty podcast features standup from Eric Lampaert, Nish Kumar and an improvised rap from Abandoman. Plus chat, revelations and secrets from Sandi Toksvig, QI's creator John Lloyd and Lucy Porter. Hosted by Christian O'Connell.

The Guardian, 13th August 2013

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