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David O’Doherty In “Grown Up”

David O’Doherty In “Grown Up”

Presented by the Lisa Richards Agency

A curious mix of stories and songs performed on an awesome Yamaha Portasound keyboard from 1986

For the first time in NZ, Ireland’s most talked about young comedian, David O’Doherty brings his critically acclaimed blend of offbeat ‘low-fi’ comedy to Auckland and Wellington festival audiences.

Admired by audiences in Spain, New York, Adelaide, Brussels, Prague, Kilkenny Aspen, Montreal, Edinburgh and Iceland, this multiple Edinburgh Fringe award winner draws from the worlds of jazz and comedy, to create his own very own style of genius comedy, which shies away from the slick dominant style of many of his contemporaries in the international comedy circuit.
“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." – The London Evening Standard.

Following an extensive two month UK tour with Rich Hall, David performs his 2nd solo show at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival before heading to Auckland for his NZ debut. He also performs his 6th solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe later in the year.

Whilst O’Doherty, spends most of his time on the stage, he also finds the time to host his own weekly syndicated radio show. In 2001 his first children’s book ‘Ronan Long Gets it Wrong’, was published. In 2004 he became well known to Irish audiences for his hilarious weekly segment on a kids’ show, as a physics teacher forced to teach syllabus through the medium of hip-hop.

Talented comedian, musician, writer, performer and radio host.

"You depart with a woozy grin and a warm glow inside, as though O'Doherty had clambered from the stage and hugged each and every member of the audience in person." - The Irish Independent.

Wellington
Downstage Theatre
Tues 23 - Sat 27 May, 7pm.
Bookings: Downstage
04 801 6946
www.irish-comedy.com
www.comedyfestival.co.nz

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