David O'Doherty. Photo by Flickr user  Órla Ryan under a creative commons license

Many months ago the lovely David O’Doherty and I sat down at a hotel on the Royal Mile. He bought me coffee and we talked about comedy, jazz and poetry and some other stuff like his fantastical book “100 Facts About Pandas“. David will be comedy-a-fying at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 4 – 30 August at The Pleasance Courtyard. You can get tix here. Listen to our podcast and then go see him make funny. Enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast, it is free!!!!

David O’Doherty

Author and comedian David O’Doherty, past winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award, chinwags with Ryan about jazz, literature, comedy, the pressures of working in the creative industries, good stand-up, his favourite poetry and much else. Including comedy excerpts from David’s new CD, “Let’s David O’Doherty”.

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About David O’Doherty

David O'Doherty. By Flickr user Orla Ryan under a Creative Commons licenseDavid O’Doherty is from Dublin and is a stand up comedian, playwright, author, musician and actor. His stand-up has won two awards at the Edinburgh Fringe – Best Newcomer first of all and the Edinburgh Comedy Award (then named the if.comedy award) in 2008 for his show Let’s Comedy. He has been nominated twice more for his work at the festival.

O’Doherty has also written a children’s book, composed two plays and released two comedy CDs, the first of which Giggle Me Timbers (Jokes Ahoy) was recorded at his home in front of 35 people. O’Doherty’s second more recent CD release called Let’s David O’Doherty was recorded in Whelans of Dublin and released in December 2009. Snippets of it are featured on this podcast, by kind permission of David.

Here is a picture of 100 Facts About Pandas

David O'Doherty, Claudia O'Doherty and Mike Ahern - 100 Facts About Pandas

And a bit about txt messaging that many of us will understand too well