“Life is basically the olympics, but at the end you don’t get a medal, you die.”
David O’Doherty is more than just the man off the telly with a tiny keyboard. Over the years, Chris O’Dowd’s underappreciated doppelganger has been refining his stand-up as he delves deeper into the predicament of existence. The songs are still as whip-smart as ever, with subject matter ranging from Shakira showing up at his home in Dublin to profess her love (look out for a fantastically accurate warble) to the impracticality of living with Amélie Poulain in real life. But now the songs are not the main act, but delightful interludes to a stream of insightful and hilarious perspectives on life. He is by far and away Ireland’s greatest comedy export; pop along and see him before he hops back across the water.