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David O'Doherty

David Nicholas O'Doherty is an Irish comedian, author, musician, actor and playwright. His stand-up has won many international awards including the if.comedy award in 2008 and Best International Comedian at the 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival.

He attended Trinity College Dublin, where his comedy career began. "I spent a lot of my time introducing things", he says, "concerts and bands, that sort of thing". "I remember my brother once bet me I couldn't get the word ‘spaghetti' into an introduction for a piano recital in the Edmund Burke so I stood-up and said ‘my brother has bet me I can't say the word spaghetti' and I got a laugh."

He has been appearing occasionally on UK television on shows such as QI, Have I Got News For You, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie to You.

O'Doherty has written several books, written two plays and released three comedy CDs. His latest book for children, Danger Is Everywhere, illustrated by Chris Judge has been selected for the UNESCO Dublin, City of Literature Citywide Reading Campaign. In 2015 it was published in 10 languages around the world.

He regards himself as "a failed jazz musician, scrambling about for something else to do with his life".

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

Along for the Ride with David O'Doherty (2021)
Starring as Presenter (4 episodes)
Richard Osman's House of Games Night (2020)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty (3 episodes)
Reasons to Be Cheerful with Matt Lucas (2020)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Dave Gorman: Terms and Conditions Apply (2019)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Comedians Giving Lectures (2019)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Comedy Central Live (2019)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Hypothetical (2019)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Finding Joy (2018)
Guest starring as Delivery Guy (4 episodes)
Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier (2018)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Richard Osman's House of Games (2017)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty (5 episodes)
The Nightly Show (2017)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled (2014)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
John Bishop's Christmas Show (2013)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
  • Episode 2013-12-23: 2013 (Dec 23, 2013)
@midnight (2013)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Sunday Brunch (2012)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty (2 episodes)
Room 101 Extra Storage (2012)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Room 101 (2012)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2012)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty (19 episodes)
Pointless Celebrities (2011)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
  • Episode 2020-12-12: Comedians (Dec 12, 2020)
Adam Hills Tonight (2011)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Dave's One Night Stand (2010)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (2010)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
  • Episode 2x02: Part 2 (Sep 1, 2011)
QI XL (2009)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
  • Episode 5x10: Jungles (Nov 24, 2012)
Comedy Shuffle (2007)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
The One Show (2006)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
Live at the Apollo (2004)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
QI (2003)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
  • Episode 10x10: Jungles (Nov 23, 2012)
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty (5 episodes)
Guest starring as Host
Guest starring as Presenter
Have I Got News for You (1990)
Guest starring as David O'Doherty
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