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Andy Cameron is one of Scotland's best-loved comedians. He has appeared in countless television, theatre and cabaret shows during his 30 years in showbusiness and he never fails to reduce his audience to tears of laughter.Behind the jokes and smiles, however, is an amazing life story. Born in London to a Scots father and an English mother, Andy's mum abandoned him when she ran off with another man while his father was in Egypt during the Second World War. He was looked after by an elderly lady but was later found in a bombed-out building after one of the air raids of the Blitz. When his father was recalled from the desert, Andy was taken by troop train to Rutherglen to be brought up by his beloved granny, Bella. He started out on the comedy scene in the early '70s, compering other acts at the Rolls Royce club in Glasgow. Andy then worked his way through the Scottish social-club scene and up the cabaret tree to take his place in theatres and on our television screens in shows such as It's Andy Cameron, Andy Cameron Live and Shammy Dab. He brought much fun and laughter to the airwaves with his fantastic Radio Scotland show Andy Cameron's Sunday Joint, which ran for 15 years. A man of many talents, he played the role of taxi driver Chic Cherry in the long-running Scottish soap High Road and also recorded the most unlikely of hit songs, 'Ally's Tartan Army' to cheer on Scotland's national side in the 1978 World Cup campaign. He now broadcasts his Sunday radio show on Clyde 2 and has never been more popular with his after-dinner act and cabaret shows, both at home and abroad.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840189353
ISBN-10: 1840189355
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 33mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Andy Cameron

Andy Cameron broadcasts a Sunday radio show on Clyde 2 and is a popular after-dinner speaker. Award-winning journalist Norman Macdonald runs his own PR and media company, having previously worked in local and national newspapers as a reporter, news desk executive and editor.