This weekend TV Stand Up Comedian David O’Doherty will take to the stage this Saturday 30th November with his new show “Will Try To Fix Everything”.
In 2000 he wrote a book for children, Ronan Long Gets it Wrong that Mammoth Storybooks in London published and performed his first full show The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy at the Dublin and Edinburgh Fringes where it received a nomination for Perrier Best Newcomer.
2003/04 were spent travelling around to festivals in Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Kilkenny and Edinburgh. Gerry Mallon gave him his first headline spot at the Comedy Club in Galway and he supported musical acts such as David Kitt and some jazz artists. He wrote a radio series The Bees of Manulla with his brother Mark for Irish radio which ended up being horribly recorded and sounding terrible. He wrote a new stand up comedy show David O’Doherty Creates Something New Under the Sun which was based on a short story he had written about a lobster called Shelly.
His 2006 show David O’Doherty is my name was nominated for the if.comedy Award at The Edinburgh Fringe and was performed in Dublin, Melbourne and New Zealand. 2007 saw his first major Irish tour and a series of documentaries, The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty on Irish television. As a part of the series he released a single, Orange which reached number 30 in the Irish charts. This was regarded as a failure as the aim had been to get it to 27.
2009 saw the launch of the book 100 Facts About Pandas, co-written with his friends Mike Ahern and Claudia O’Doherty. It came out in America in 2010 and was followed in 2011 by 100 Facts About Sharks. In June 2012 he became the first Irish comedian to have their own Comedy Central Presents show on US television.
Tickets are £14, £12 (con) and available from the Alley Theatre Box Office on 028 71 384444 or online www.alley-theatre.com