Andy De La Tour

Andy De La Tour

Date of birth: 30-11-1953
Andy De La Tour was one of the fringe theatre performers who were there at the foundation of Alternative Cabaret as the Seventies turned into the Eighties, alongside the likes of Alexei Sayle and Tony Allen. He and took the political foundations of that movement very seriously: playing Republican gigs in Troubles-scarred Belfast and sparking a fight in the early days of the Comedy Store when his comments about Auschwitz didn’t go down to well with the skinhead racists in the room.

He went on to perform an Edinburgh show with Ben Elton; appear in all the hip comedy shows of the day from The Young One to Bottom to Saturday Live; and support Rik Mayall on tour.

But on March 14, 1990,when those 100 support dates were over, he decided to retire from stand-up – and become a straight actor and writer. He subsequently appeared in Kavanagh QC and The Brief, as well as various stage roles, and has written episodes of Boon, Lovejoy andPeak Practice.

His sister is the actress Frances de la Tour, who found sitcom fame playing Mrs Jones in Rising Damp.

Read More

Sorry. We have no reviews for Andy De La Tour.

Comments

Agent

We do not currently hold contact details for Andy De La Tour's agent. If you are a comic or agent wanting your details to appear on Chortle, click here.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.