EdCom in association with The Lisa Richards Agency and Chambers Management are proud to present…
David O’Doherty: Seize the David O’Doherty
2010 Irish Comedian of the Year
“Life is a marathon, not a sprint. But it’s a sort of marathon that you have to sprint. And there are hurdles and weights to lift. And cycling and archery. Life is basically The Olympics, but at the end you don’t get a medal, you die.”
It got a bit bleak there over the winter. Oh things didn’t work out. There was a girl, and then there wasn’t, and I fell into a bit of a hole. My father told me I was probably the five thousandth person in the world it had happened to that day, and he was probably right, but it still felt like a fair kick in the balls.
And I was supposed to be writing a new show for a big tour in the spring, but to be honest I didn’t feel like washing or eating, never mind thinking. But then something happened. Not a huge thing, and certainly not a nice thing, but it coaxed this crappy old phoenix, bloated from self-pity and Domino’s Pizza, not to rise from the ashes, but at least to move around a bit in those ashes: creaking out some kind of waltz from these rickety parsnip legs.
This is a show about trying to cheer yourself up. It has songs and talking and some sex tips from an actual book of sex tips.
RECENT BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
David O’Doherty was the recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly The Perrier Award) at The Edinburgh Fringe. His latest book, 100 Facts About Sharks, co-written with Claudia O’Doherty and Mike Ahern was recently published by Random House, and a new album We Are Not The Champions was released last month. In February 2012 he became the first Irish comedian to record a Comedy Central TV Special in America.
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard