Sun 1 Aug 2021
6:30pm | €20/18 | Promo codes can be applied at checkout
Two performances: 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Sun 1 Aug 2021
6:30pm | €20/18 | Promo codes can be applied at checkout
Two performances: 6.30pm & 8.30pm

David McSavage is a self-proclaimed national treasure. It has been said he is to comedy what the Abbey is to theatre. Maybe because he believes he’s more important than he is, or that the majority of the country doesn’t care about him.But unlike the Abbey theatre, David’s best days aren’t behind him. His intention for this new show which he has yet to write is for you the audience member to feel “wow that was one of  the funniest things I’ve ever seen, it  was so original, courageous, and yet very flawed. I would really like to be his friend”.

A regular guest on TV and radio shows in Ireland for many years, David has also appeared at all the major comedy festivals including the Edinburgh Festival and internationally in Australia, Germany, Japan and Scandinavia.

As an actor, he features in the film Calvary by John Michael McDonagh starring Brendan Gleeson. His other recent film roles in Traders, Gold and Our Robot Overlords.

The Savage Eye (RTÉ) has been critically acclaimed was nominated for an IFTA award for Best Entertainment Series and Best Director.

Film & Television credits:

  • Don’t Leave Home 2018
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas 2017
  • I.T. (John Moore) 2016 starring Pierce Brosnan
  • The Bastard Executioner (TV series) 2015
  • Traders (Rachel Moriarty / Peter Murphy) 2015
  • Our Robot Overlords (Jon Wright) 2015
  • Gold (Niall Heery) 2014
  • Calvary (John Michael McDonagh) 2014 starring Brendan Gleeson
  • The Savage Eye (2009-2014) RTÉ Television
  • Headwreckers (Channel 4)



  • The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
  • At The Gaiety Theatre and on tour throughout Ireland


David will give two performances on Sunday 1 August: 6.30pm & 8.30pm.

Trigger Warnings: Themes of an adult nature

triskel courtyard

Triskel Courtyard is funded by the In The Open – Faoin Spéir award operated by the Arts Council, an initiative that encourages a curated programme of multi-disciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland. Partners include Cork City Council Arts Office, Verdant Productions, Cork Folk Festival and the National String Quartet Foundation. The programme runs from 29 July 2021.

Triskel Courtyard is an outdoor venue with uneven ground so please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Tickets for shows will go on sale on a phased basis from Monday 26 July.

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