FAQ for the DO’D (aka David O’Doherty): A man with a tiny keyboard

Q: Who is David O’Doherty?


Q: Okay, that’s all well and good, but seriously, who is he?

A: David O’Doherty is “the man who puts the ‘aha’ in ‘small Yamaha keyboards.'” He is a brilliant Irish musical comedian with shaggy hair and a tiny keyboard. He has performed at the biggest comedy festivals in the world, including 10 solo shows at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. In 2006, he was nominated for the Edinburgh if.comedy award and the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award for David O’Doherty is My Name, and in 2008 he won the Edinburgh if.comedy award (aka the Main Award) for Let’s Comedy.

In 2007, David starred in a six-part TV series entitled The Modest Adventures of David O’Doherty, which aired on Irish network RTÉ Two.

He has written some great songs like his yearly Beefs and a song about sending Texts to the wrong person.

Q: How would one describe the DO’D’s style of comedy?

A: It’s called “very low energy musical whimsy.”


Q: Hasn’t he also written a book?

A: Yes! Funny you should mention that. David O’Doherty co-wrote (with Claudia O’Doherty [no relation] and Mike Ahern) one of the BEST BOOKS EVER, entitled 100 Facts Abouts Pandas. If you do not own this book, YOU SHOULD BUY A COPY. You will NOT REGRET IT.

Q: Enough caps already.

A: That wasn’t a question. And seriously, there are fewer books as AWE-SOME as 100 Facts About Pandas. David O’Doherty has done the universe a favour by releasing this book.

Q: Ok, I get it already. You really like this book.

A: So are you going to go buy a copy now?

Q: …

A: David O’Doherty: he’s gonna rock your world in a very gentle way.


About whoseroses

Rose is an arts administrator from Victoria, BC. She has worked at some of Canada's biggest and best festivals, including the Victoria Fringe Festival, Just for Laughs in Montreal, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Victoria Film Festival. She co-founded the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival, and helped produce the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. Rose is passionate about theatre, spoken word, comedy, and her community. She runs on festivals.
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