Why is RTÉ Comedy so Lame and Crap?

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Can anyone think of the last time RTÉ produced a funny comedy? The Savage Eye is about the last thing I can remember - and that was amusing more for its crudity than for actually being funny - though there were a few good sketches along the way.

Contradiction is the seed of all comedy, and Ireland today has no shortage of contradiction - Continued English occupation of our six north eastern counties, mass immigration, the Irish becoming a minority in Ireland, the continued destruction of our native language and culture, the continued vice grip of landlordism, mass homelessness, the fact that fewer and fewer jobs offer enough wages for a family to live on, massive police and political corruption, etc. etc.

So why is RTÉ unable to produce a decent comedy? Could it be that the very topics that would be the material of a fantastic comedy - are the very topics that RTÉ comedy is never allowed to mention, i.e. Continued English occupation of our six north eastern counties, mass immigration, the Irish becoming a minority in Ireland, the continued destruction of our native language and culture, the continued vice grip of landlordism, mass homelessness, the fact that fewer and fewer jobs offer enough wages for a family to live on, massive police and political corruption, etc. etc.

So, like the Savage Eye ten or fifteen years ago, RTÉ comedy must stick with the safe topics - clerical child abuse, the savage nature of the Irish peasant - particularly those with Republican leanings, the savagery of all native Irish culture, harmless police and political inefficiency, etc. etc.
 
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I reckon they could pump out The Savage Eye five days a week and multiply the edginess factor by ten. Even covering all the topics mentioned above and it would not ruffle too many feathers. Viewers have way more options than ever before. Some of them pay more attention to the latest antics of Trump and U.S. politics. RTÉ no longer has a hostage audience anymore.
 
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I reckon they could pump out The Savage Eye five days a week and multiply the edginess factor by ten. Even covering all the topics mentioned above and it would not ruffle too many feathers. Viewers have way more options than ever before. Some of them pay more attention to the latest antics of Trump and U.S. politics. RTÉ no longer has a hostage audience anymore.

It definitely wouldn't ruffle the feathers of most viewers - who would be delighted to see the reality of their lives presented on TV. However, it would certainly upset the powerful vested interests that own and rule Ireland - and who set the agenda for both RTÉ and the Leinster House Régime.
 
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So, like the Savage Eye ten or fifteen years ago, RTÉ comedy must stick with the safe topics - clerical child abuse, the savage nature of the Irish peasant - particularly those with Republican leanings, the savagery of all native Irish culture, harmless police and political inefficiency, etc. etc.
Talk to your average girl from a working class or small farming background in the West of Ireland, she wont be little ms sophisticated but she will be naturally very polite if a bit shy, but there is also an inner toughness there as well as a real kindness which are totally interwoven in her soul- there is actual a lot of potential in these girls and women, if you can make an idea that maybe seem abstract and obscure in some way direct and concrete they can really absorb it. Now take the outwardly sophisticated Dublin "IT" girl- often brazenly objectively rude, no inner toughness anymore than inner kindness, but arrogance and sentimentality they think can make up for those virtues. The brazen degeneracy and corruption of COG and the objective wackiness of the likes of Emily Davison is pure comedy material but maybe we live in a State with the most controlled media in Europe.
 
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Talk to your average girl from a working class or small farming background in the West of Ireland, she wont be little ms sophisticated but she will be naturally very polite if a bit shy, but there is also an inner toughness there as well as a real kindness which are totally interwoven in her soul- there is actual a lot of potential in these girls and women, if you can make an idea that maybe seem abstract and obscure in some way direct and concrete they can really absorb it. Now take the outwardly sophisticated Dublin "IT" girl- often brazenly objectively rude, no inner toughness anymore than inner kindness, but arrogance and sentimentality they think can make up for those virtues. The brazen degeneracy and corruption of COG and the objective wackiness of the likes of Emily Davison is pure comedy material but maybe we live in a State with the most controlled in Europe.

Excellent post a chara.
 
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It definitely wouldn't ruffle the feathers of most viewers - who would be delighted to see the reality of their lives presented on TV. However, it would certainly upset the powerful vested interests that own and rule Ireland - and who set the agenda for both RTÉ and the Leinster House Régime.
I'm seeing a lot of RTÉ hate online from various sites/forums. TV viewing is going down slowly. I wonder what their next move will be.
 
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I'm seeing a lot of RTÉ hate online from various sites/forums. TV viewing is going down slowly. I wonder what their next move will be.
RTÉ is a Régime orifice. It dutifully pumps out Régime propaganda 24/7. The Régime is now quite open about its plan to double the population of the 26 counties through mass immigration - and RTÉ is pumping out propaganda to try and make us all want that. Well, the vast majority of Irish people don't want that - and are beginning to see RTÉ as an enemy of this nation.
 
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RTÉ is a Régime orifice. It dutifully pumps out Régime propaganda 24/7. The Régime is now quite open about its plan to double the population of the 26 counties through mass immigration - and RTÉ is pumping out propaganda to try and make us all want that. Well, the vast majority of Irish people don't want that - and are beginning to see RTÉ as an enemy of this nation.
They can feck off with their folky feel-good propaganda. It's a laugh sometimes to watch some of their output for the hiding behind the couch cringe. The Late Late Show Valentine's Day special is truly something else. The cream of the entertainment world could not script something that bad.
 
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They can feck off with their folky feel-good propaganda. It's a laugh sometimes to watch some of their output for the hiding behind the couch cringe. The Late Late Show Valentine's Day special is truly something else. The cream of the entertainment world could not script something that bad.

That's what you get when your staff are mostly inbred from a tiny (cess) pool.
 
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BBC comedy is not much better.
Those panel shows are wall to wall leftist liberal nonces mocking white working class voters who back UKIP or Brexit, or lazy anti-Trump rhetoric.


The best comedy in online. Usually from funny fuckers making their own videos or writing intelligent quips on the comments sections.
 
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BBC comedy is not much better.
Those panel shows are wall to wall leftist liberal nonces mocking white working class voters who back UKIP or Brexit, or lazy anti-Trump rhetoric.


The best comedy in online. Usually from funny fuckers making their own videos or writing intelligent quips on the comments sections.

I used to go to comedy clubs but then I stopped because it's the same there - comedians are censoring themselves so that they will be suitable for the BBC and RTÉ.