When a stand-up gig goes this well, you do get a sense of how religions are started.
It works for one reason – he’s extremely funny.
He has a warm, lovable personality and draws the audience in with his quick-fire delivery.
British Theatre Guide
O’Doherty won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2008, and it’s amazing how his act has simply never, ever stopped being funny.
A masterful set.
This country’s best unassuming comedian…O’Doherty managed to reaffirm a belief in live comedy.
He’s funny, wretched and clever enough to spawn an army of imitators.
The Age, Melbourne
His gags are tidy, carefully crafted affairs. His observations are spot on yet inventive.
Has the air of being amiable, carefree and shambolic, which disguises some subtly clever writing.
Quietly marvellous songs…Delightful, expertly told anecdotes, rich in descriptive prose.
Mighty clever, mighty funny slice of silly-musical comedy…segues deftly from straight delivery to theatrical set-pieces to musical numbers, among which there is not a single dud.
Guiltless musical and comedic pleasure.
Lovely routines…Charm in abundance.
Entertainingly bonkers ditties…As his legions of loyal fans will attest, this thirtysomething Dubliner remains one of the most enjoyably off-the-wall acts on the Fringe.
The DOD, as he occasionally refers to himself, seems to get better year on year…He had added expertise without losing any of his beginner’s charm.
Smart, well-judged stuff.
Sweet, simplistic, faux-naif stuff that defies you not to giggle.
The finest Irish comedian.
An engaging, qualified success.
A crowd consensus that held he was the cat’s nip.
The Gazette, Montreal
On 2009 Edinburgh show David O’Doh-Party
Hilarious…the cult of David O’Doherty is firmly established. ★★★★
A warm and satisfying night in the hands of an expert communicator. ★★★★
He’s one of those people who are so good they make comedy look easy…an hour in his company slips away in no time. ★★★★
O’Doherty’s act is easy to be in love with.
Independent on Sunday
On 2008 If. Comedy Award winning show, Let’s Comedy
O’Doherty’s observational nose and comedic instincts have never been keener…Truly hilarious…David O’Doherty is an outright gift.
A tiny keyboard and giant talent. ★★★★
Comedy magic…The audience was struggling to sit upright.
The Daily Telegraph
When a stand up gig goes this well, you do get a sense of how religions are started.
In O’Doherty’s instance, believe the hype. This is furiously funny faffing from a comedian at the top of his game. ★★★★
He’s a scintillating comic force…Excellent observational gags…Wonderfully eccentric. ★★★★
Truly delightful – a glistening stream of consciousness that turns mundanity to enchantment wherever it flows. ★★★★★
On 2008 children’s show I Can’t Sleep
It’s all but impossible to recommend I Can’t Sleep highly enough…The show avoids patronising anyone among its potential audience…(DO’D) is a personality we can all relate to with gleeful ease.
I Can’t Sleep is fantastical, thought-provoking and anarchic in quick succession. ★★★★
Both performers have a lovely, gentle rapport with the audience and the daft banter and slapstick is frequently laugh-out-loud funny. ★★★★
Genius kids’ comic theatre…The joy of the production lies in the sheer naturalism of both performers…A real crowd-pleaser, for young and old.