David McSavage

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David McSavage
Born David Andrews Jr.
(1966-02-03) 3 February 1966 (age 51)
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 3 February 1966[1]) better known by his pseudonym 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.

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. 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.

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.


  • 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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