comedycentral:

(I did a gig in the old BBC radio theatre in London recently, where the doors are shaped like this “so a gentleman can walk through without removing his top hat.”)
Anonymous asked you:I’m doing my first set at an open mic show tonight. Any suggestions for an enterprising young fool?
You just have to say things that you find funny. Things that you, in your heart of hearts believe to be hilarious. See it’s easy to learn how to do it. Stand-up. To look at comedians and talk about the sort of things that comedians are supposed to talk about. But fuck that. Seriously. There are enough shitty comedians doing the sort of thing that comedians are supposed to do in the world. 
See, if you figure out the stuff that you find funny, and say it, even if you die on your arse, if the gig goes badly, you will die with such pentrating and beautiful majesty that afterwards, when you’ve stopped crying and shaking you will know I TRIED.   
emilyapathetic asked you:Hi David, will you move to Australia and be my boyfriend? :)
NOT UNTIL YOU STOP MAKING LOVE TO SHARKS. Although exciting in a way, it’s weird. And you know what’ll happen the next time I go for a swim.
Anonymous asked you:David, As a woman I will never fully know the joys of a luscious beard. Could you enlighten me of the wonders of beardy-ness?
Well I grew this beard because I was playing the part of an Antarctic explorer from 1917 in a play. That was last summer. And it has stayed. I quite enjoy it. But I also quite enjoy not shaving. And I think it makes my songs 15 to 20% more sincere.
Anonymous asked you:Hey David, can you recommend any Irish bands that we should all know about?
Jape! Everyone listen to Jape. This is a good place to start:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3OSoBFzhLI
At the moment I’m also listening to a band from Wellington in New Zealand a lot called The Eversons. This is my favourite song of the summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpUaPcJ4KEE
Anonymous asked you:If you could be any type of pizza, what type of pizza would you be?
I would be Blossom Dearie. She’s not a pizza but a singer, but she’s so great. Also, less than 2 hours to kick off. SPAIN, YOUR MEAL DISHES ARE SO SMALL. HAHAHAHA.
-David O’Doherty

Tune in to the premiere of David O’Doherty: The Half Hour, tomorrow at 11/10c.

comedycentral:

(I did a gig in the old BBC radio theatre in London recently, where the doors are shaped like this “so a gentleman can walk through without removing his top hat.”)

Anonymous asked you:
I’m doing my first set at an open mic show tonight. Any suggestions for an enterprising young fool?

You just have to say things that you find funny. Things that you, in your heart of hearts believe to be hilarious. See it’s easy to learn how to do it. Stand-up. To look at comedians and talk about the sort of things that comedians are supposed to talk about. But fuck that. Seriously. There are enough shitty comedians doing the sort of thing that comedians are supposed to do in the world. 

See, if you figure out the stuff that you find funny, and say it, even if you die on your arse, if the gig goes badly, you will die with such pentrating and beautiful majesty that afterwards, when you’ve stopped crying and shaking you will know I TRIED.   

emilyapathetic asked you:
Hi David, will you move to Australia and be my boyfriend? :)

NOT UNTIL YOU STOP MAKING LOVE TO SHARKS. Although exciting in a way, it’s weird. And you know what’ll happen the next time I go for a swim.

Anonymous asked you:
David, As a woman I will never fully know the joys of a luscious beard. Could you enlighten me of the wonders of beardy-ness?

Well I grew this beard because I was playing the part of an Antarctic explorer from 1917 in a play. That was last summer. And it has stayed. I quite enjoy it. But I also quite enjoy not shaving. And I think it makes my songs 15 to 20% more sincere.

Anonymous asked you:
Hey David, can you recommend any Irish bands that we should all know about?

Jape! Everyone listen to Jape. This is a good place to start:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3OSoBFzhLI

At the moment I’m also listening to a band from Wellington in New Zealand a lot called The Eversons. This is my favourite song of the summer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpUaPcJ4KEE

Anonymous asked you:
If you could be any type of pizza, what type of pizza would you be?

I would be Blossom Dearie. She’s not a pizza but a singer, but she’s so great. Also, less than 2 hours to kick off. SPAIN, YOUR MEAL DISHES ARE SO SMALL. HAHAHAHA.

-David O’Doherty

Tune in to the premiere of David O’Doherty: The Half Hour, tomorrow at 11/10c.