Who says that RTE doesn't do comedy well?
It's just that the taxpayer-funded (and advertiser-funded) organisation does its best comedy when you least expect it. The News, for instance.
Witness two classic clips below, both of which might have stretched the imaginations of Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, the writers of Father Ted.
Aengus Mac Grianna, the presenter in question laughed off his bloopers, saying it was good that the Irish national broadcaster had picked up so many hits on You Tube when these videos went viral.
Thing is, Aengus, they are more likely laughing at you, not with you.
Then you have the petulance of overpaid, prima-donna mediocrities such as Pat Kenny, who threw a hissy fit when a competition entrant had the temerity to offer part of her prize - a seat at RTE's execrable Toy Show - up for raffle, rather than attend in person.
Ah yes. Isn't your RTE Licence Fee well worth you forking out €160 a year for, to keep such top talent in extravagantly-paid employment?
Not that you have any choice.
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