At 31, Denis Donohue is already an eleven year veteran of comedy. He got his education on the stages of New York City's hottest comedy clubs and used the lessons he's learned from Chappelle's Show Paul Mooney, and Emmy award winning writer of The Conan O'Brien Show, Brian Kiley, to solidify his already hilarious outlook on life. After winning The Connecticut Comedy Festival, Denis took his act on the road. Since then he's appeared in more than 41 states, over 100 colleges, 4 countries, and was recently named by the New York Underground Comedy Festival One of the funniest young comedians in America.
Donahue will make his first appearance in Iowa at The Lumber Yard in Galva, Thursday, February 19. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.
His debut CD "Unholy War" has been called "Unrepentantly Funny" by Comedywise and can be found on internet music sites such as iTunes.com, and in the comedy section of your local music store.
In his live show, Denis hits the ground running, pulls no punches, doesn't sugarcoat, and is virtually cliche-free as he brings his study of human nature to the stage. There's only one thing his audience can be sure of - it's never censored.
"Being a comedian isn't a career choice...It's a sentence!" says Donahue, as he prepares for his national TV debut on ABC this winter. He's as hot as it gets - being featured recently by the Howard Stern Show, National Lampoon and Sirius and XM radio networks.
According to Denis, he's been doing comedy since he was 6 years old. His comic inspirations include George Carlin and Andrew Dice Clay, but his favorite working comedy act, he says, is "the Democratic Party."