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OLiver Callan



P Ryan

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So, how long until Oliver Callan appears on RTE again?
He'll be too busy fending off Bribery O'Briens legions of solicitors to be able to appear on TV :)
 

Hibee

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He is a ************************ing dose . Does he want to be
a) a serious political commentator
B ) a satarist
C ) a politician

Well make you mind up.
 

P Ryan

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He is a ************************ing dose . Does he want to be
a) a serious political commentator
B ) a satarist
C ) a politician

Well make you mind up.
hmm, it is a bit weird listening to the weekly instalment of enda impersonations on callan's kicks, while later in the same evening, trying to take his political views seriously. At the end of the day he's the stereotypical short person that no one really takes seriously.
 

ProfCalculus

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He's unquestionably a great mimic. He's hit and miss as a satirist. He's below average as a political commentator and it's a mistake on the part of RTE to have him a double up as a (semi) serious commentator.
 

Dub01

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Has he upset the establishment again?
 

Betson

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Has he upset the establishment again?
Yes , had a right go at FG and the last Government on the Late Late show on Friday night for their connections to Denis O'Brien , he mentioned O'Brien's alleged dodgy business past re the Moriarty tribunal findings etc but still somehow ends up winning loads of state contracts here once FG got back in to power.

Tubridy nearly wet himself going in to fire fighting mode trying to shut him up and telling us what a great person he and official RTE think O'Brien is mentioning his charity work etc , to which Callan responded with something along the lines of he would prefer if O'Brien paid his full taxes here rather than showing off with public donations.

I suspect Callan had not run that segment by Tubs or anyone within RTE before the show.
 

gweedore

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best moment on the moribund late show for years - so no he wont be invited back ; now mcsavage has paid his license fee he'll probably take callan's slot
 

Ardillaun

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He is a ************************ing dose . Does he want to be
a) a serious political commentator
B ) a satarist
C ) a politician

Well make you mind up.

A and B are combined on many US shows e.g. Bill Maher, Daily Show, Colbert.
 

bonkers

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He is a ************************ing dose . Does he want to be
a) a serious political commentator
B ) a satarist
C ) a politician

Well make you mind up.
Did he hurt your feelings by telling the truth about this corrupt kip?
 

bonkers

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He's unquestionably a great mimic. He's hit and miss as a satirist. He's below average as a political commentator and it's a mistake on the part of RTE to have him a double up as a (semi) serious commentator.
Did O Bribe tell you to post that nonsense? How much is he paying you?
 

turdsl

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I read his political comments in last weeks S.B.P must say very accurate indeed.
much more so than some P.C.s. No wonder government supporters were annoyed.
 

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He's unquestionably a great mimic. He's hit and miss as a satirist. He's below average as a political commentator and it's a mistake on the part of RTE to have him a double up as a (semi) serious commentator.
He'd be pretty average on this web site and the only people he'd be upsetting is the RTE management at the thoughts of people switching channel.
 

Sister Mercedes

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The entire segment lasted less than two and a half minutes including the angry interruptions by Tubridy.

The huge impact it has had on the internet and offline is testimony to how rare it is to see anyone speak truth to power in the Irish media.
 

firefly123

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He's unquestionably a great mimic. He's hit and miss as a satirist. He's below average as a political commentator and it's a mistake on the part of RTE to have him a double up as a (semi) seriousacm commentator.
It's not his fault he was in the RTE canteen when they came in with a giant butterfly net looking for "guests".
 

Mad as Fish

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He is a ************************ing dose . Does he want to be
a) a serious political commentator
B ) a satarist
C ) a politician

Well make you mind up.
Does 'Redacted's' press office never sleep?
 

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best moment on the moribund late show for years - so no he wont be invited back ; now mcsavage has paid his license fee he'll probably take callan's slot
People who say your too cynical are only jealous!:cool:
 

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Tubs kicked off the segment by saying:

"it would be funny, if it weren't so tragic" :

Callan spoke on recently elected politicians and their reluctance to run the country:
"Yeah I'm trying to write comedy about this but the reality is more bizarre, it's really hard to get your head around it; I mean I thought we had seen the worst we could possibly hear of politicians from this country, but it's almost two months now since the election - it went from the ridiculous, it's gone through the boring phase, now it's just astounding and it's extremely disrespectful I think to the general public I think
then the Healy-Rae situation

The Healy-Rae's who we see as a bit of craic. In any other society, these guys have made millions from State, one minute, politically, they are against Irish Water the next minute, as businessmen they are receiving contracts for Irish water, all legitimately (as Tubs points out) but it's part of stradling the same thing and being on both sides of the fence at the same time.
Lowry's standing in his local community

Look at Michael Lowry, the people of Tipperary have never read anything about the Moriarty Report, or worse, they have but they don't care
.

Fianna Fail
FF wrecked the country were in bed with property developers

Fine Gael
FG come along for five years they hand the keys to our remaining assets to vulture funds
Denis O'Brien

We need to talk about the elephant in the room who is, whether we like it or not, and people are scared to talk about Denis O'Brien. Standing there with Enda Kenny - Kenny said he accepted entirely the findings of the Moriarty Tribunal report so why then over the five years, does this government, during the duration of this government does Denis O'Brien get a massive write off from IBRC for purchasing Siteserv and Topaz
(Tubs interrupts);

Callan replies ....
'all legally and all fine' ; it is the connection ...
(Tubs interrupts again);
Topaz won a 20 million euro contract; you can look it up, the reason why people don't know th
is (contract from the Sate) is that Denis O'Brien controls one faction of the media and the other side of the media are too frightened to talk about it.

He's a great man for charity and everything else, but I'd prefer if he paid his taxes in Ireland.
Tubs interrupts ...

Audience claps......


WELL SAID CALLAN .... ..... you're doing something right when you have the 'establishment' squirming in their seats.



To view both of those segments click on links below
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lorrxdXQK_A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRneCyXka4s
 


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