Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Solid laughs for biting rants

David O'Doherty, The White Room

David O'Doherty's gig on Saturday night seemed to be a case of the Dublin comic against the world.

The show — which ostensibly explored O'Doherty's recent break-up and his fear of rodents — often felt like a rant.

First to get it were the organisers, who had booked him to play the White Room, a grand marquee specially erected in the grounds of Queen's University.

“This is a terrible venue for stand-up comedy,” O’Doherty railed.

He may specialise in whimsical, Casio-led fun, but his material has a bite, and he was able to sustain solid laughs for more than 90 minutes with no interval.

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