Kind of a BIG Deal Interview – S01E05 – Andy de la Tour

“I don’t know how to put this…but I’m kind of a big deal.” – Ron Burgundy

In each episode of Kind of a Big Deal you can listen to an exclusive & intimate conversation between our Features Editor and the kind of big deal folks our world-class arts scene attracts – writers, performers, movers and shakers.

Last Week: Prof. Sir Tim O’Shea (Principal, Edinburgh University & Chair, Edinburgh Fringe). Next week: Philippa Langley (The King’s Grave; The Search for Richard III).

This week’s conversation is between Dan Lentell and stand-up comedian



Andy de la Tour is an actor and screenwriter. His film appearances including Plenty, Notting Hill, the Roman Polanski version of Oliver Twist and “44” Chest. His work in television includes The Young Ones, Bottom, Kavanagh QC and The Brief. On stage he has appeared at the National Theatre in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Alan Bennett’s People.

His credits as a television writer include Lovejoy, Peak Practice, The Vet, Kavanagh QC and Clem. Andy has also written many stage plays including Safe In Our Hands (winner of the LWT Plays on Stage Award)

But before all that, Andy was a stand-up comedian in the 1980s with the likes of Rik Mayall, Ben Elton as well as French and Saunders. In 2012 he wrote Stand-Up or Die about his most recent adventure – returning to the stand-up scene in New York.

This conversation took place during August ’14 almost 3 decades on since Andy last played the Fringe.

E49 Interviews; Dan Lentell talks to Andy de la Tour

The jingle is used with the gracious permission of Moving On Theatre’s Laurene Hope Omedal (star of Piaf: Love Conquers All) and is voiced by Edinburgh Nights host Ewan Spence.

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