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.