As is evident from his press photos, this year at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, David O’Doherty is looking up…
And in some ways that is very accurate, as after his recent stints hosting ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks‘ David’s profile is definitely on the rise, but to fans of his live comedy he is still the man who does stand-up sitting down, with an overly small yamaha keyboard perched on his lap.
David says this about his show this year…
Originally this was going to be a really, really stupid show. I’ve been working on books of made up facts about animals for the last two years and writing for children and delivering lots of scientific-sounding non-information at tour shows.
But over the winter a few things happened. I realized that quite a few of my friends are really struggling in the crappy Irish recession. I also got punched in the face by someone on the street for the second time in a year for no reason whatsoever. So I’ve decided to try and talk about these things. It will still be mostly really stupid jokes, and songs played on a tiny keyboard, but also some things I think are quite important.
(And hopefully an updated version of this!)
David O’Doherty is an Edinburgh Fringe must see since winning The Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2008, his show at last years festival, ‘Somewhere over the David O’Doherty’ got some awesome press…
“This had the quality of instant magic being made.”
“O’Doherty’s prowess in observational as well as unconventional comedy makes his performance a proper laugh-a-minute extravaganza”
‘A national treasure’
And, so far this year his show has been picked as one to see in 2011 by Time Out, The List, and London is Funny
For more information on David’s 2011 show head to his show page
Or, you buy tickets online at The Pleasance