Don Sulejmani | 12 April 2017
David O’Doherty Big Time (IRL)
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
29 Mar – 23 Apr 2017
David O’Doherty Fixes Everything.
With the cold weather in Melbourne comes the comedy festival. And with the comedy festival came David O’Doherty. If you, like me, have ever wondered if a comedian can fix all the problems in the world, the answer is: yes.
Amazingly, he did it in only 60 minutes.
As you would expect from a comedy veteran, the whole show was brilliant. You’ll need to (and should be warned to) strap yourself in as you ride the interactive musical roller-coaster that is Big-Time.
Inside The Forum, the charming, shaggy-haired Irishman will have you laughing as he weaves stories that go from doing unmentionable things to Ed Sheeran’s equipment, to the toilet that is the world today.
After first seeing O’Doherty on TV at the 2012 Gala when he played the ‘Text Message Song’, I’ve had a soft spot for his songs that are kind of shit but beautiful and hilarious at the same time. I was really coming for the music and he didn’t disappoint with his review of the front row and another inspired by Melbourne called ‘Jessie’.
Dressed like what you and I would probably call a hipster, He even had something for the fashionistas. Explaining that the look he was going for was that of a 1987 Tour De France spectator. A truly iconic look possibly selected as it was the first and only year an Irishman has won the Tour De France.
Usually the rating system is out of 5 stars, but as David says, you can’t limit stars to 5, they’re infinite. All I can tell you is that you should go and see him as I reward him infinite stars.
And the answer to the burning question, how the fuck does he fix everything? You’ll leave feeling better about the world we live in, even if that lasts for only 60 minutes. You should see him before he gets too famous.