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David O'Doherty is Looking Up

September 02, 2011


with a new show straight from Edinburgh Festival Fringe:


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.”


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).

He is presenting two shows in Ireland this year, this one, and one where he pretends to be an underwhelmed explorer just back from the Antarctic in 1917. That one is called Rory Sheridan’s Tales of The Antarctica. It is at the Dublin Fringe from 21-24 September.

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

29 Sep O’Keeffe’s, Clonmel,

30 Sep Hawk’s Well, Sligo, 071 916 1518,

1 Oct Vicar Street, Dublin, 0844 277 4455,

7 Oct Wexford Arts Centre, 053 912 3764,

13 Oct The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, 071 965 0828,

21 Oct Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 01 231 2929,

22 Oct Source Arts, Thurles, 0504 90204,

27 Oct Town Hall Theatre, Galway from 15 Sep,

28 Oct Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, 094 902 3733,

4 Nov GB Shaw, Carlow, 059 917 2400,

18 Nov Riverbank, Newbridge, 045 448330,

19 Nov Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, 01 802 0898

Tickets for David O’Doherty is Looking Up are on sale now at the above venues.

For more information see or

Tickets for Rory Sheridan: Tales from the Antarctica are available at or 1850 374 643

For further press information please contact;
Lisa Richards Agency: or 01 637 5000

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