stand-up comedy with dublin's multi talented
It rained on Sunday 2 & it rained some more on Monday 3 October 2005
we may have been wet but we still had a load of laughs
'The most wonderful stand-up show I have ever seen." Daniel Kitson
Laughing Matters in Milano makes a welcome return
with yet another of Ireland's top stand-up comedians, David O' Doherty.
Nominated for, though not winner of, the Perrier Best Newcomer Award in 2000
he rose above his disappointment by writing a children's book Ronan Long Gets it Wrong.
Published by Mammoth in 2001 it has been read by children of all ages and adults with children too young to read. Amongst the prizes that this 29 year old Dubliner has managed to put on his mantle-piece are Channel 4'TV's So You Think You're Funny? Award and Hot Press Irish Comedian of the Year. Such glittering trophies resulted in him being asked back to his old school a to give a talk to the fourteen year olds.Subsequently he was given a weekly segment on a kids' science show in the character of a bemused physics teacher forced to teach the senior syllabus through the medium of hip-hop.
On stage David is known to ponder a bit and play some quirky songs on a vintage Yamaha Portasound keyboard. He has also been known to repair the bicycles of audience members, though not on stage.According to Chortle he produces some of the most joyful stand-up comedy known to man and child in his life-affirming show. "A thoughtful and original show." says The Times whilst The London Evening Standard claims "He has an ear for a clever-cute line and a wry poetic lilt. Some shows leave you shell-shocked, O'Doherty will leave you beaming."