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12th Sep 2023

This Irish comedian crashed James Acaster’s third Vicar St show last night

The British comedian was on his third of four Dublin shows and was joined on stage by one of Ireland’s best comics, who shared his beefs with the audience

James Acaster is one of the hardest working and most popular comedians in the world right now, with his Hecklers Welcome tour selling out dates across Europe this summer. On the third of his four nights in a sold-out Vicar St in Dublin, he was just finishing up his two-hour marathon set when he was joined on stage by one of our own.

James, who’s set opened and closed with a drum solo on a miniature set of drums (this won’t surprise anyone who’s a fan) welcomed David O’Doherty, aka The DOD, to the stage accompanied by his trusty keyboard, to join him in a musical duet.

The crowd, who were already doubled over from laughing at what Acaster describes during the show as his ‘origin story’, were blown away by O’Doherty’s entrance, and clapped along as the pair dueted.

O’Doherty debuted some fresh ‘beefs’ of 2023, which were cleverly interwoven into a keyboard piece – one of them, in typical DOD fashion, was simply: “Super Vet: Stop putting wheels on cats!”

Acaster’s Hecklers Welcome show is a two-hour long deep dive into the psyche of the Kettering-born comic, as he explains the reasons he got into stand-up, and also the reason he hates doing stand-up and has very little faith in the fact that he’s doing a good job.

Famous for his stand-up, Acaster is also known for his hugely popular podcast Off Menu, which he presents alongside Ed Gamble. Acaster has also recently released a non-fiction book called James Acaster’s Guide to Quitting Social Media: Being the Best YOU You Can Be and Saving Yourself from Loneliness: Vol. 1., and presents a TV show called Hypothetical. He’s also known for his iconic stint on the celeb version of Great British Bake Off, where his time on the show became a viral meme.