Preview: David O’Doherty at The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

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David O’Doherty is an Irish comedian, musician, writer, and the 1990 East Leinster under 14 triple jump bronze medalist (he seems very proud of that, so he should be). He got into comedy while at Trinity College Dublin, where he wouldn’t do much work but would introduce a lot of shows. After university he spent his time working, including one job which left him retrieving sausages from the floor of a German meat factory, while writing a children’s book which got him into writing comedy for real. His first comedy appearance was in Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1998 and his first proper show was at Edinburgh Fringe, The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy.

Describing his music and comedy as “very low energy musical whimsy“, he’s written a whole host of books and plays including a book called ‘100 Facts About Pandas‘ and ‘100 Facts About Sharks‘. He released three CDs and won awards including the If.comedy award for David O’Doherty is my name in 2008, a show he took to the Edinburgh Fringe. Every year since then he’s been at the Fringe with a new show, before touring the world for most of the rest of the year, while making TV appearances including hosting ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and writing crosswords for thr Irish Times. He’s toured with Tommy Tiernan, Demetri Martin, and worked with Flight of the Conchords, with his CDs recorded in his bedsit flat to 35 people and Whelan’s in Dublin.

Tickets for his tour are available here

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