Comedian David O’Doherty Tours Ireland Autumn 2011

Comedian David O’Doherty Tours Ireland Autumn 2011 with a new show straight from Edinburgh Festival Fringe:

David O’Doherty Is Looking Up

2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner
2010 Irish Comedian of the Year

A message from David:
“Originally this was going to be a really, really stupid show. I’ve been working on books of made up facts about animals for the last two years and writing for children and delivering lots of scientific-sounding non-information at tour shows.
But over the winter a few things happened. I realised that quite a few of my friends are really struggling in the crappy Irish recession. I got punched in the face by someone on the street for the second time in a year for no reason whatsoever.  So I’ve decided to try and talk about these things. It will still be mostly really stupid jokes, and songs played on a tiny keyboard, but also some things I think are quite important.
In the past year I have been touring the UK and at the Edinburgh, Montreal and Melbourne festivals and recently did my first solo shows in LA and New York.  I have performed with artists such as Flight of the Conchords, The Divine Comedy and The Horne Section.
I am delighted to return to Ireland to present my new show.”

OTHER BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION UNCOMFORTABLY WRITTEN IN THE THIRD PERSON:
David is co-author of the best-selling book 100 Facts About Pandas, and the soon to be published 100 Facts About Sharks (out 6 October 2011).

This year he became the least famous person ever to have hosted the BBC quiz Nevermind The Buzzcocks.

‘A triumph’ – The Montreal Gazette

‘A national treasure’ – The Irish Times

‘Not everyone’s cup of tea’ – The Irish Times

LISTING INFORMATION

7 Oct               Wexford Arts Centre, 053 912 3764, www.wexfordartscentre.ie <http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie>
13 Oct                        The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, 071 965 0828, www.thedock.ie <http://www.thedock.ie>
21 Oct                        Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 01 231 2929, www.paviliontheatre.ie <http://www.paviliontheatre.ie>
22 Oct                        Source Arts, Thurles, 0504 90204, www.thesourceartscentre.ie <http://www.thesourceartscentre.ie>
27 Oct                        Town Hall Theatre, from 15 Sep, www.galwaycomedyfestival.com <http://www.galwaycomedyfestival.com>
28 Oct                        Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, 094 902 3733, www.thelinenhall.com <http://www.thelinenhall.com>
4 Nov             GB Shaw, Carlow, 059 917 2400, www.gbshawtheatre.ie <http://www.gbshawtheatre.ie>
18 Nov            Riverbank, Newbridge, 045 448330, www.riverbank.ie <http://www.riverbank.ie>
19 Nov            Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, 01 802 0898 www.seamusenniscentre.com <http://www.seamusenniscentre.com>

Tickets for David O’Doherty is Looking Up are on sale now at the above venues.  For more information see www.davidodoherty.com <http://www.desbishop.com> or www.facebook.com/actualdavidodoherty <http://www.facebook.com/actualdavidodoherty>

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