21 Nov עופר איתן Announces: TV review: Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny; An Teach Seo Againne…
This week’s tv
• Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny RTE1, Sat
• An Teach Seo Againne RTE1, Mon
• My Uni Life RTE1, Fri
Irish stand-up comedy is tired and wants a lie-down. The sorry decline of a once mighty cultural force is a big subject, worthy of vigorous inquiry and discussion. Sadly, however, vigour of any kind is conspicuously absent from Deirdre O’Kane Talks Funny, a luvvie love-in masquerading as a forum for comedic candour. Far from challenging the bloated complacency of homegrown gagsters, the chat show exemplifies it; an oily slick of soft-soap and self-aggrandisement.
Best known as an actress, O’Kane began her performing career in stand-up and makes sporadic returns to the wisecracking stage. She was the driving force behind RTE Does