David O’Doherty **** ScotsGay

David O’Doherty: Seize The David O’Doherty
Pleasance Courtyard
7:20pm (run ends 27th August)

This show is classic David O’Doherty, there are the contrived rhymes, the nods to nostalgia and a bit where he’s exasperated with something and ends up laying on the floor. While it’s nothing particularly new, he does these very well. It’s the ultimate in surreal whimsy. He has some catchy new songs and there’s a certain amount of skill in making a scripted show look this un-prepared.

The capacity crowd were very much ‘his’ audience, there didn’t seem to be many people who didn’t know what they were in for and he really delivered the goods for them.

If you’re already a fan then see the show, if you’ve never seen him before then see the show, if you don’t like him then question your outlook on life. Then see the show.


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