David McSavage

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David McSavage
David Andrews Jnr

(1966-02-05) 5 February 1966 (age 54)
Known forThe Savage Eye on RTÉ Two
RelativesDavid Andrews (father)
Barry Andrews (brother)
Niall Andrews (uncle)
Ryan Tubridy (cousin)

David Andrews, Jnr (born 5 February 1966[1]) known professionally as David McSavage, is an Irish comedy writer and performer. He has performed at national and international comedy festivals[2] such as the Kilkenny Comedy Festival.

Early life[edit]

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 Sinn Féin TD Chris Andrews.


He is known for street performance on streets in Dublin city centre. 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 created his own show on RTÉ Two called The Savage Eye.

In 2014, he played a bishop in the film Calvary (2014 film), starring Brendan Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd.


  • 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. ^ MacDermott, Diarmaid (1998-08-12). "Minister's son tickled by private parts arrest". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-12-21.

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