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Blue streak

In his tribute to the late and great Hal Roche, Brendan O'Carroll told of how he learned a lot from Hal. However, he did not refer to Hal's serious objection to colleagues using coarse language. Hal followed the style set by excellent Irish comedians such as Jack Cruise, Cecil Sheridan, Brendan Grace, Syl Fox, Jimmy O'Dea, to name but a few, who never insulted their audiences with blue jokes.

Maurice Gavin
Tramore, Co Waterford

Irish Independent