David McSavage

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David McSavage
Born David Andrews Jr.
Dublin, Ireland
Residence Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Employer RTÉ
Known for The Savage Eye on RTÉ TWO
Relatives David Andrews (father); Barry Andrews (brother); Niall Andrews (uncle); Ryan Tubridy (Cousin)

David Andrews, Jr (born 1965/1966[1]) better known by his pseudonym David McSavage, is an Irish comedy writer and performer. He has been performing at national and international comedy festivals[2] such as the Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and appeared on Irish television comedy programmes, including The Savage Eye. He is the son of an Irish politician, David Andrews, brother of former Fianna Fáil politician Barry Andrews and first cousin of Irish television and radio presenter Ryan Tubridy, and also cousin of former Fianna Fáil TD Chris Andrews.

He is known for street performance on streets in Dublin city centre, and has been arrested on Grafton Street as he was selling copies of his DVD whilst performing in a posing pouch. His routine consists of improvised songs often predicated on speculation about the lives of those passing by.

In 2008, McSavage devised and featured in Headwreckers, an episode of Channel 4's Comedy Lab show. In 2009, he piloted his own show on RTÉ TWO called The Savage Eye (part of the Project Ha Ha series) which examines and satirises Irish culture.


  • IFTA nomination 2010, Best Entertainment Series


  1. ^ Armstrong, Maggie (29 March 2014). "Weekend Review - Lunch With... David McSavage". The Irish Independent (Independent News & Media). 
  2. ^ Dodgy gifts (1998-08-12). "Minister's son tickled by private parts arrest - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie". Independent.ie<!. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 

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