october 2020

sun04oct9:00 pm10:00 pmSOLD OUT - TICKETS ONLY WITH A VIP PASSDavid O'DohertyComedy Gig9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Show Info

David O’Doherty is the stage name of David O’Doherty: comedian, flanneur and 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medalist.

He was born in Dublin at the end of 1975. He wanted to become a professional cyclist, then a professional jazz musician, but an almost complete lack of talent in these areas meant that he became a professional telemarketer, ringing up strangers to ask them to rate things out of ten.

Then in 1998 he did his first open spot at the now defunct Norseman Comedy Club in Dublin’s unfortunate Temple Bar district. In 1999 he travelled to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time and was lucky enough to win the Channel 4 So You Think You’re Funny? new act competition and with it a huge cardboard cheque with £1500 written on it. Somebody told him it was legal tender, so he took it into a bank which made the cashier almost weep with laughter. Seriously, she got the other people from round the back to come out and laugh at me. That’s the main thing he remembers about that.

In 2005 he supported Tommy Tiernan and Rich Hall on tours of Ireland and the UK. He learned a lot from them.

He has been appearing occasionally on UK television on shows such as QI, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You. He is least famous person ever to have hosted an episode of Nevermind the Buzzcocks. He is the occasional third wheel on the 2 Episodes of Mash radio show on BBC Radio 4.

In 2011/2012 he performed his first character show Rory Sheridan’s Tales of the Antarctica in Edinburgh, Dublin and Melbourne. In June 2012 he became the first Irish comedian to have their own Comedy Central Presents show on US television.

It’s fair to say that David is a bit of a legend.

Start Time: We recommend joining at 8:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 9pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.



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