Monday, 15 July 2013

Review: Seize The David O'Doherty!

For weeks, I have had tickets to see David O'Doherty in Bristol. Heck, it might have even been months. Months of being excited to leave the house and have a jolly good time. As with most comedy shows, it was on the evening. But that was fine, it would be a Saturday evening and we had the car. Oh, hang on a minute. Our car failed it's MOT. But that's okay, we can take the train. Oh, hang on a minute. The last train is at ten past ten. OH BUM.

But fear not. As I'm a chronic worrier, I had already had nightmares about something like this happening for quite a while. I rang who I bought the tickets from, and explained my plight. I probably sounded a bit mental with starting "Hello, we bought tickets to see DO'D but our car failed it's MOT..." Luckily for me, the man on the other end was more than helpful and told us there was a matinee show on the same day. At 4pm. With good transport links. Huzzar! Man on the phone saved the day!

Without evening seeing Seize The David O'Doherty, I felt like I had already seized all I was likely to. Nevertheless, we set off for the station, leaving Dylan with his aunty (who won't be having him again soon due to feeding him nasties but that's another story I guess), and looked forward to our day ahead. Neither of us had seen David before, well we had on the telly, but you know what I mean. He is a superb comedian I would recommend him to everyone. We got to Bristol Tobacco Factory, a place I'd never been to, but Joe had, and we ordered ourselves a cheeky drink while waiting to enter. Joe had a Bristol Beer Factory beer, and I had a Bath Bounders cider. Might as well have the local stuff if you can. It also helps that these craft brews are incredible. 

Where was I? Oh yes, we waited to go inside and eventually found ourselves some seats. The little chairs had cushions and a booklet of other comedy shows. When David came on stage, he immediately started with the jokes. Bang, bang, bang, they kept coming out. After about five minutes, Joe turned to me and told me his cheeks were hurting from laughing so much. If that's not a rave review, I don't know is. David's comedy style is so fun, he plays a little keyboard and comes up with the best songs. One of his most famous works, is a duet with Shakira about the time she... well, I won't spoil it. A new song he made for the show was about the Grand Designs theme tune. If like me, you've had to endure that show due to a parent loving Kevin (the presenter) then you will love it. Laughs aplenty. 

I really wish I could go to his Edinburgh Fringe show, as I'm sure it'll be amazing. If you're lucky enough to go, make sure you see him!

This is the Shakira duet I was on about! 

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  1. Haha! Sounds like you had a good time :) x

  2. Love stand up shows, haven't seen his yet but I always enjoy him on 8 out of 10 cats :)

    1. He is so good, I could lose hours just watching him on youtube! xx


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