Ref NoBSUCA/AT/1/1/1
CollectionAndy de la Tour Collection
TitleRecordings at Alternative Cabaret, 27 March 1980
Name of creatorTour, Andy de la (1948-)
Date27/03/1980
Duration24 min. 16 sec.
Extent1 audio file Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF)
DescriptionAlternative Cabaret, 27 March 1980, recorded at The Elgin, Ladbroke Grove (Side A Of BSUCA/AT/1/1).
Tony Allen introduces Maggie Steed. Discusses reading Charlie Drake in The Sunday Times on how to be a good stand-up comedian: let the audience look at you, and deliver your lines slowly so the audience gets the punchline. Tells a joke about the two biggest lies in the world. [01:45] Routine about female contraception (The Pill, Coil) and family planning. [12:00 Brief break in recording [12:02] Tony Allen compering; introducing the last act, Andy de la Tour. [12:50] Andy de la Tour comes on stage. Opens with a routine: 'The Six O'Clock News brought to you by Radio Caroline'. [16:10] Discussion of the United States Presidental election primaries (1980, Reagan vs Carter) and each of the candidates Ronald Reagan (discussing his previous career as an actor). [18:30] Discussion of jet lag due to visiting Yugoslavia. [19:14] Discussion of Maggie Thatcher [Margaret Thatcher]. [20:29] Discussion of the troubles in Northern Ireland; how the situation in Northern Ireland is not described as a war but as 'The Troubles'. End of set [24:00] Tony Allen comperes and ends the evening. [Recording ends at 24:16] Rest of cassette is music; not digitised.
NotesSide A of 1 sound cassette, digitised to LPCM wave 24 bit 48kHz. Digitised using Denon Cassette Deck DN-790R, Roland Edirol UA-55, and Adobe Audition CC 2014. 2016-02-15
CategoryAudio recordings
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