Ref NoBSUCA/AT/1/2/1
CollectionAndy de la Tour Collection
TitleAndy de la Tour performing at The Markets, Belfast
Name of creatorTour, Andy de la (1948-)
DateFebruary 1980
Duration44 min. 04 sec.
Extent1 audio file Broadcast WAVE Format (BWF)
DescriptionSide A of cassette: [44:04]: static and background noise [0:31] Roisin McDonough welcomes the audience. Audience shh each other. Introduces AdlT as a friend to all Irish socialists, political comedy act. Before he begins, announcer wants to stress that he does this act to an English audience, use our imaginations a little bit. [1:27] Audience applause. AdlT remarks that it's his first time in Northern Ireland. Not nervous, relaxed because his grandma told him they wouldn't arrest him until his act was over. Jokes about his name and how stupid it is - French for tower block. Audience member heckles him. Joke about three guys in London talking about transplants and going back to work, becomes a political joke about transplanting a person from Finchley to Downing Street and now everyone's looking for work. Audience applause. [3:40] Jokes about Saatchi and Saatchi and Margaret Thatcher having a horrible Christmas/year and generally being a horrible person. Heckled by audience member. Joke about Thatcher and the IRA. Privatisation by the Tories, AdlT jokes how he knows its working. Jokes about Thatcher's horrible year, with specific reference to Airey Neave and Mountbatten, crowd jeers and applauses. [5:20] Television and newspapers never talk about the war in Northern Ireland - 'the troubles' - play it down. Compares attitude to WW2 to Northern Ireland 'war' - 'disturbances in Northern France', mention of Japanese nuclear bombing. [7:20] British are crazy, jokes about British war films and how they would be made about Northern Ireland. [9:11] Wants to pay tribute to the greatest living British comedian. Transcript of questions Mr Atkins (Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) was asked at a press conference and his answers. Relatively incoherent and blunt answers. Audience applause. [11:30] Some of his jokes about Northern Ireland don't go down very well in London. Club in Soho on a Saturday night - doing his set, people were laughing. There was a couple, guy going crazy. Compared him to the Incredible Hulk. Another occasion - people laughing, four men not laughing, had short hair. Image of the British soldier, skills which an average British soldier has picked up from England recently - moving garbage, putting out fires - in response to strikes. Makes a joke about soldiers running TV shows in response to a strike in that field - interviewing Princess Margaret. Generation Game sketch. Audience applause. [21:02] He hopes that one day he won't be able to make jokes about the army in this country. Audience cheers and applause. [21:50] Background noise. [22:08] Music and singing. [38:20] Audience applause. Band thanked by announcer and asks for another round of applause from audience. [39:08] Thanks audience for being here tonight. Audience applause. Background noise. [40:01] Music. [43:18] Song finishes, band thank audience. Applause. Background noise.
NotesSide B 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. 2016-02-17.
CategoryAudio recordings
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