The Chicago native, 30, still prefers the comfort of bulge-hugging, polyester jumpsuits. But in the decade since he first battered audiences on the standup circuit with his frenzied music-based performances delivered in an indiscernible European accent, he has started wearing regular pants -- sometimes.
On O'Connell's ever-evolving album, "Unemployable" - world failures provide consistent fodder for his comedy. Fireable offenses have included adding gin to nonfat lattes, crying too much, math errors, inhaling whipped cream propellant, chortling at authority figures and masturbating into warm tortillas.
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