David O'Doherty

After Dinner & Event Speaker (in association with SpeakOut!)

Since then David has completed two tours of the UK as well as performing in Canada as part of the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour, in the USA for Comedy Central and extensively across Australia including at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.


2012 sees David tour in the UK for the third time and includes one night at the renowned London Lyric Theatre.

After a handful of guest appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks David returned to the show as guest host in November 2010, his other recent television appearances include QI, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Room 101 and Dave's One Night Stand.

Both of David's books, entitled 100 Facts About Pandas and the follow up 100 Facts About Sharks received both critical and mass acclaim, they are both available to buy online and in most established book sellers. In 2009 David released a live CD entitled Let's David O'Doherty.

David has cemented his reputation as one of the most consistently funny performers at the Fringe with a string of sellout shows.


In August 2011 he brought two shows, David O'Doherty is Looking Up and a character piece, David O'Doherty Presents: Rory Sheridan's Tales of The Antarctica.


This year, David return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where he will perform he's 13th stand-up solo show David O'Doherty: Seize the David O'Doherty as well as a new alternative show David O'Doherty Presents 403 Second Masterworks.

David first stepped on stage at Dublin's Comedy Cellar in 1998. In 1999 he won the Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny award for new comedians and was runner-up in the BBC New Comedy Awards.

His first full show The Story of the Boy Who Saved Comedy was performed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2000 and received a nomination for Perrier Best Newcomer.


He has returned to the festival several times, his 2006 show David O'Doherty is My Name garnering a nomination for best show.


In 2006 he recorded his first CD Giggle Me Timbers (or Jokes Ahoy!) at home in his flat in front of 35 people. His first television series The Modest Adventures of David O'Doherty was transmitted on RTE in Ireland in 2007.

David has written widely for newspapers and magazines, published a book for children (Ronan Long Gets it Wrong), written a play (Saddled) with Bryan Quinn - the world's first theatrical production to feature live repair of audience members' bicycles, and a radio series about bee detectives with his brother Mark (The Bees of Manulla).

David has performed around the world at festivals in Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Prague, Adelaide, Iceland and Wellington.

To book David O'Doherty, contact Emkay Entertainments Agency via mark@emkayentertainments.net. Alternatively, speak to a booking agent directly on 01506 855 555.


In 2008, David O' Doherty won the top prize at the if.comedy awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for his show Let's Comedy.


The award topped off an extremely busy and successful festival for David as he performed in three shows every day for the month.


His children's show, I Can't Sleep received rave reviews and delighted young audiences and he also performed nightly at The Honourable Men of Art at The Stand.


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