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Christian O’Connell – This Is 13 (Bound & Gagged)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

From studio to stand-up: Absolute Radio DJ Christian O’Connell tries his hand at comedy. His show had potential, orientating around a wish list written when he was thirteen of things to accomplish by the age of forty. The jokes involved were crude, and whilst inviting some laughter they often lacked depth and a more experienced delivery. Sadly the show felt exclusively aimed at an older audience and Subbuteo, Kelly LeBrock and Razzle magazine were, to name a few, references that were left unappreciated. To his credit, connecting with members of the audience who had grown up during the 1980’s seemed effortless, but to achieve stand-up success O’Connell must surely broaden his material to bridge the generational gap, or else risk alienating the audience.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 20 Aug, 8.40pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Ankur Anil Shah]