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(From America I went straight to Australia and this is my tiny keyboard onstage at the Sydney Opera House.)
snowandhotcoco asked you:how long do you think it took you to find your “voice” in comedy?
It’s a strange one, because very often other people see what you should be doing before you do. It helps if there’s somebody you trust that you can talk to about it. I always had my brother, who was a really great comedian in Ireland in the 90s. I think it’s important you never really realise what is it ‘you do’. As in, the death for many careers has been somebody saying “oh I see, I’m the angry guy/rude lady/camp guy”. And then you stop developing and try to churn out the same shows again and again. So I don’t know what my voice is. But I suppose the trick is to see that a career as the journey, and hope you never get where you’re going. (I’ve stolen that idea from that Bob Dylan documentary). 
Anonymous asked you:I was thinking of putting my house on Ireland winning Euro 2012. Would this be a good idea?
It would a good idea if it’s an Irish house, because our property market has collapsed so you have very little to lose. I should point out, that at this point, typing this, my hands are shaking violently. This is what these games do to me. It makes me feel TOO ALIVE. 
Anonymous asked you:DAVIDO, what’s your weirdest hobby/thing you like?
I genuinely love tiny keyboards. There are twenty in this room. And I know all of their shitty beats and demo tunes. I really like Antarctic exploration of the period 1910 to 1918. I am obsessed with the 1987 Tour de France. I have a collection of over 100 ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs, stolen from hotels around the world. My remaining life ambition is still to appear in a knitting pattern.
Anonymous asked you:What is your favourite all time joke?
Oh I don’t know. I like this a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry0Bv1HQRD4&list=FLq24qttE9AhxgQbp83DHqhA&index=14&feature=plpp_video 
I should have mentioned Stewart Lee earlier in the my favourite comedians part.
Anonymous asked you:What would be your ice breaker in a speed dating situation?
My eyes are now starting to water. That is how nervous I am getting about this match. I can’t sit down anymore. I am leaning over the computer from a standing position, like a computer operative in a white lab coat from the 1950s. I guess the beautiful thing about sport is that it doesn’t really matter. As in, if and probably when we lose, the world will continue to spin around, so it doesn’t really matter. But it’s still more dramatic than any theatre or film. I hope you like my Half Hour. 
Anonymous asked you:David! Would you like to do a tour in America?
I’d really like to. But I’m not sure anyone would come. But if you can organise it, and guarantee at least 100 people in each venue to cover costs, then I’m on. Until then, come to The Edinburgh Fringe. Everyone who loves comedy should go there at some point, as a performer or as a fan. Ok ok. Better go. I have to be sick now. Twitter me anytime @phlaimeaux
-David O’Doherty

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

comedycentral:

(From America I went straight to Australia and this is my tiny keyboard onstage at the Sydney Opera House.)

snowandhotcoco asked you:
how long do you think it took you to find your “voice” in comedy?

It’s a strange one, because very often other people see what you should be doing before you do. It helps if there’s somebody you trust that you can talk to about it. I always had my brother, who was a really great comedian in Ireland in the 90s. I think it’s important you never really realise what is it ‘you do’. As in, the death for many careers has been somebody saying “oh I see, I’m the angry guy/rude lady/camp guy”. And then you stop developing and try to churn out the same shows again and again. So I don’t know what my voice is. But I suppose the trick is to see that a career as the journey, and hope you never get where you’re going. (I’ve stolen that idea from that Bob Dylan documentary). 

Anonymous asked you:
I was thinking of putting my house on Ireland winning Euro 2012. Would this be a good idea?

It would a good idea if it’s an Irish house, because our property market has collapsed so you have very little to lose. I should point out, that at this point, typing this, my hands are shaking violently. This is what these games do to me. It makes me feel TOO ALIVE. 

Anonymous asked you:
DAVIDO, what’s your weirdest hobby/thing you like?

I genuinely love tiny keyboards. There are twenty in this room. And I know all of their shitty beats and demo tunes. I really like Antarctic exploration of the period 1910 to 1918. I am obsessed with the 1987 Tour de France. I have a collection of over 100 ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs, stolen from hotels around the world. My remaining life ambition is still to appear in a knitting pattern.

Anonymous asked you:
What is your favourite all time joke?

Oh I don’t know. I like this a lot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry0Bv1HQRD4&list=FLq24qttE9AhxgQbp83DHqhA&index=14&feature=plpp_video 

I should have mentioned Stewart Lee earlier in the my favourite comedians part.

Anonymous asked you:
What would be your ice breaker in a speed dating situation?

My eyes are now starting to water. That is how nervous I am getting about this match. I can’t sit down anymore. I am leaning over the computer from a standing position, like a computer operative in a white lab coat from the 1950s. I guess the beautiful thing about sport is that it doesn’t really matter. As in, if and probably when we lose, the world will continue to spin around, so it doesn’t really matter. But it’s still more dramatic than any theatre or film. I hope you like my Half Hour. 

Anonymous asked you:
David! Would you like to do a tour in America?

I’d really like to. But I’m not sure anyone would come. But if you can organise it, and guarantee at least 100 people in each venue to cover costs, then I’m on. Until then, come to The Edinburgh Fringe. Everyone who loves comedy should go there at some point, as a performer or as a fan. Ok ok. Better go. I have to be sick now. Twitter me anytime @phlaimeaux

-David O’Doherty

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