David McSavage

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David McSavage
David Andrews

(1966-02-05) 5 February 1966 (age 55)
Known forThe Savage Eye on RTÉ Two
RelativesDavid Andrews (father)
Barry Andrews (brother)
Niall Andrews (uncle)
Ryan Tubridy (cousin)

David Andrews (born 5 February 1966[1]) known professionally as David McSavage, is an Irish stand-up comedian, comedy writer and street performer, best known for his hit show "The Savage Eye".[2]

Early life and family[edit]

David is the older brother of Barry Andrews, they are sons of David Andrews and grandsons of Todd Andrews.[3] They have three younger sisters.[3] They grew up in Blackrock, Dublin.[3] He attended Willow Park School where he played the lead in plays and then Blackrock College where he was also involved in drama.[3]

He spent time in the United States then taught English language in Japan.[3]

He appeared as a street performer in Temple Bar.[3]


He has performed at national and international comedy festivals[4] such as the Kilkenny Comedy Festival. He became widely known in Ireland for his street performance in Dublin city center; his street act consists of improvised songs often predicated on sardonic speculations about those passing by.

He is best known for the acclaimed 2009 satirical sketch show The Savage Eye.[2]

In 2008, McSavage devised and featured in Headwreckers, an episode of Channel 4's Comedy Lab show.In 2014 he played a bishop in the film Calvary (2014 film), starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd. He played William Hall, the publisher of Charles Dickens, in the film The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017).

in 2016 he was fined ₡125 for not paying arrears for a television licence.[5]


  • IFTA nomination 2010, Best Entertainment Series[6]


  1. ^ Armstrong, Maggie (29 March 2014). "Weekend Review - Lunch With... David McSavage". The Irish Independent. Independent News & Media.
  2. ^ a b "David McSavage: 'There's a monster in all of us'". RTE, 29 Jan 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2021
  3. ^ a b c d e f Murphy, Patsey (12 February 2005). "Siblings: Barry Andrews & David McSavage". The Irish Times. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  4. ^ MacDermott, Diarmaid (1998-08-12). "Minister's son tickled by private parts arrest". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  5. ^ "Comedian David McSavage convicted and fined over unpaid TV licence". Irish Examiner. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  6. ^ "The IFTAs Redcarpet 2010...". showbiz.ie

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