Thursday 22 February 2018

Savage Eye can't see funny side of TV licence

No laughing matter: Dave McSavage's latest project was not picked up by RTÉ.
No laughing matter: Dave McSavage's latest project was not picked up by RTÉ.
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Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

Like many people who have taken an interest in Irish comedy over the years, I have a long­developed aversion to David McSavage.

A squawking, unpleasant sort of chap who seemed to confuse abusing baffled passers-by with edgy humour, this scion of a Dublin political dynasty - his real name is David Andrews - always held himself with the arrogance of his class, even when he was pretending to be a radical outsider too dangerous for the comedy establishment.

The truth was that he just wasn't very funny.

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