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David O'Doherty in World Champion of Some Things
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David O'Doherty has made a major change in the direction of his comedy this year, going from what he calls low-key musical whimsy to "very low-key musical whimsy".
And if that's what floats your boat, there are few finer practitioners of this brand of fantastical, innocent comedy than this fragile, easygoing Irishman.
Imagination is the thread that runs through most of his sweet anecdotes, as if that's all you need to get by in this harsh, complicated world; whether it's himself posing as a top amateur golfer or an overweight teenager martial arts student picturing himself as a deadly, stealthy ninja.
Reality has a tendency to shatter these dreams, of course, and it's those moments of dawning realisation that O'Doherty finds his best work. And as that teenager suddenly and painfully realises his vulnerability, it's the inspiration for one of only a couple tender songs he plays out on a low-tech keyboard.
That's all part of the charm, of course, that O'Doherty isn't the slick, dominant entertainer of so many of his stand-up contemporaries. When he goes to Amsterdam, for instance, it's not primarily a launching-off point for the usual tales of boisterous, doped-up shenanigans but to tell us he went with his youth club to represent Chile in a mock United Nations. It's a different sort of story from a different sort of comic.
The delight is in the detail, in his precisely phrased descriptions of the minutiae, such as the vivid description of his first beat-up car. The gags may not be raining down, but instead you are immersed in his sweet world.
Laid-back to the point of horizontal literally at one point he delivers his material leaning on a dark wall away from the stage lights or kneeling lazily on the floor, taking the standing up out of stand-up.
What he leaves is quiet charm, warm wit and an articulate way with words, creating a modest wonder of an hour.
David O' Doherty is the funniest stand up ever. He doesn't shout and rely on the state of the country for his material but relates to the audience. Keep rocking the keyboard.
He is brilliant. Saw him twice, supporting Tommy Tiernan and def initelywant to see him again. Keep rockin' that Yamaha
The best comedian in Ireland at the mo.
David is one of the best irish comics ever. I saw him supporting Tommy Tiernan, and he stole the show. Love live the Yamaha portasound pss6260.
Funniest person ever - especially when he uses his keyboard.
His novel, innocent style of heart-warming comedy makes him by far the best comedian I have ever seen (Ireland, U.K., or the U.S.). If the world were fair everyone would know this comic.
Hands down, funniest guy in Ireland.
Having seen David O'Doherty supporting Flight of the Conchords last night, I have already booked tickets to see him in Edinburgh - his hilarious, heart-warming and slighty kookie comedy will hopefully lead him to the Perrier award.
David O'Doherty Is My Name
David O'Doherty Creates Something New Under The Su
David O'Doherty: Small Things
Brighton Comedy Festival: Best Of The Fest
Carlsberg Comedy Carnival 2009
Pecha Kucka KLK with David O'Doherty
A Film With Me In It
David O'Doherty: It's David O'Doherty Time
David O'Doherty: Let's Comedy
Honourable Men Of Art 2008
I Can't Sleep by David O'Doherty
The Alternative Show
Jimmy Fallon Gala
David O'Doherty: David O' Doh-party
I Can't Sleep
David O'Doherty: Somewhere Over The David O'Doherty
David O'Doherty Is Looking Up
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