It’s David O’Doherty Time

May 19, 2009

Hang on to your minds, David O’Doherty, the viscount of rumpled whimsy, the marble fawn of tiny keyboard based musical comedy is coming to Íontas Theatre, Castleblayney on Saturday 23rd May at 8.30pm.

David O’Doherty won Channel 4’s newcomer competition in 1999 and more recently in 2008 he won the if.comedy award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

He has also performed in Melbourne, New York and Iceland.  He has toured with Demetri Martin and Noel Fielding while David’s recent TV appearances include Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), Comedy Live Presents (Channel 4) and his own series The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty on RTE2. 

David is also famously currently writing a book about pandas and will appear in the forthcoming feature film A Film With Me In It with his brother Mark and Dylan Moran.

However, down-to-earth David is more proud of the facts that – he was born twelve days before Tiger Woods, if he had been born a girl he would have been called Bridget and that he has an excellent rapport with most pets.

As The Scotsman says “Can there be anything more evil than someone trying their damndest to give musical comedy a good name? David O’Doherty not only attempts this malevolent feat, but succeeds to the point of very nearly elevating this stand-up subgenre to true art.”  

Tickets are available online at or at the Íontas Theatre box office on 042 9753400/1.