• David O’Doherty and Jesse Popp bring Comedy Central’s ‘Half Hour’ to a close (Preview videos)

    I first saw Irish comic David O’Doherty years ago in Montreal, when he performed on Andy Kindler’s popular Alternative Show and have been keeping an interested eye on him ever since. So, naturally I’m super excited to see him score his own half-hour special for Comedy Central. Known for using his tiny electric keyboard to drive some of his jokes, he’s the type of comic who earns an equal amount

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    Joe Mande, Garfunkel & Oates and more will tape half hour specials for Comedy Central

    The Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was a staple goal for many stand-up comedians. It helped bring now popular comedians, such as Dane Cook, Jim Gaffigan and Mitch Hedberg, into the mainstream. Comedy Central did not order a new season of Presents for 2012, but it will be reborn as a new series of stand-up specials called, The Half Hour. And a dozen great comics will tape specials for the

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    Punchline Magazine’s dispataches from Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival, part 3

    One of my first nights at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival I attended David O’Doherty “David O’Doh-party” at the Forum Theatre, a grand space with Grecian statues and a sky blue ceiling in the entry and hallways. It is meant to serve as a theater so the stage –which was quite large – was built out lower and closer to the audience and portable speakers served as a makeshift amplification

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