David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty

David O'Doherty is an award-winning comedian, author and musician.

David first stepped on stage at Dublin’s Comedy Cellar in 1998. In 1999 he won So You Think You’re Funny an award for new comedians and was runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards.

Nominated for best newcomer in 2000 for his show The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy, David went on to win the main Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2008 for Let’s Comedy. David has returned to the festival for the 11 years since, receiving widespread and cementing his reputation as one of the most consistently funny performers at the Fringe. August 2019 saw David bring his 19th solo stand-up show, Ultrasound, to the festival.

David regularly takes his Fringe hits on the road and played his latest tour show, YOU HAVE TO LAUGH, to packed houses across the UK and Ireland. David has also performed stand-up around the world at festivals in Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Prague, Adelaide, Iceland and Wellington.

A TV regular, David made his stand-up debut on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo in 2017.
David’s other television appearances include 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You? and The Alternative Comedy Experience. He has hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks and made appearances on shows such as QI, Dave’s One Night Stand and Have I Got News For You.

David is also a successful author. He published his first book, a children’s title called Ronan Long Gets It Wrong, in 2000. His next two books were the “wonderfully daft” (The Big Issue) 100 Facts About Pandas and 100 Facts About Sharks, written in conjunction with Mike Ahern and Claudia O’Doherty. 2014 saw the publication of the first in three-part Danger Is Everywhere series. Its sequel, Danger Is Still Everywhere, was nominated for the Scholastic Laugh Out Loud Book Award 2016.

'When a stand up gig goes this well, you do get a sense of how religions are started' Guardian