Wednesday, May 18.
On RTÉ One at 9.35pm.
Brendan O’Connor’s new series, Cutting Edge, will begin.
Alan, of Mind the Gap films, writes:
Each week, Brendan O’Connor will be joined by three regular panelists to cut into the week’s news from Ireland and around the world, in the style of a darkly comedic post mortem.
This g show will feature the big news stories, alongside the colourful nuggets that may have escaped the public’s attention.
As with all the best discussions there will be some good laughs and some fierce disagreements as the winners and losers of the week come under the penetrating gaze of the panel. This show is serious fun.
As for tickets, Alan adds:
We’re offering people the chance to witness the discussions first hand. For a chance to be part of the live audience and see the action at its closest, send us an email at email@example.com. Tickets are free. Audience members must be 18 or over.
So just like Mock the Week for people who only have bog one and bog two…
More like Mock the Weak if REDACTED’s man is in the chair.
‘This show is serious fun’. If you say so yourself! Wednesday night is an odd choice as many news stories will be ongoing. The panellists on the first night will be, let me guess…PJ Gallagher, Fiona Looney and Jason Byrne…I’d bet my house on it.
and anyone else left in the canteen who hasn’t been nabbed by RT for the Late Late!
Mairead Byrne is at 6/1. Or you could back generic Irish shouty person at 5/2
Bet your house? Sure isn’t that what Brendan was saying you should have done, in 2007. In the teeth of the worst recession ever to hit Ireland?
A bought and sold media hoo-er.
What a bottom
Im sure Niall delamere and Colin Murphy will be there for the lols too. And Pauline McGlynn, Tara Flynn and the one and only Deirdre O Kane. What hootilarity!! As funny as polio.
If they put that bore Fiona Looney or Delamare on it, I most certainly will not be watching.
Thanks, a heads up would be good.
Though BOC used to be an enormous d-bag (I think age and life have softened him) I think he’s actually a very funny guy. He was unbelievably sharp back in the day in the Philosoph in UCC.
His lead singer days weren’t much tbh
Although a good laugh
Some fupper is funny in Cork? That’s not much of an effort required though is it?
Did they not do this before? Don’t Feed The Gondolas or some sh**?
It sounds like a combination of Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week…..So basically it’s going to be a p*sspoor immitation that isn’t needed.
Rose-tinted shades, perhaps, but enjoyed DFTG immensely as a tweenager.
I had hoped from the name that it was an instructional show about how to get a BOC hairstyle in the barbers.
Is there no end to the tidal wave of media-ocrity?
“International guests will include mid-level comedians from the UK and comedians from former British colonies who made their name in the UK”
I thought this would be a show about plastic surgery…You can tell us Brendan..
Don’t feed the gobpoos 2.0
Matlock wants his suit back
+ 1 million lols
In fairness, it’d appear, I think, most on here would like this to work.
We’ll just have to hope the producers can *cough* mind the gap between poor imitation of a UK show, and a decent Irish effort…. so that’s most definitely meaning Delamare and Looney are off the panel.
I’d be havin’ that.
“In fairness, it’d appear, I think, most on here would like this to work”….where are you getting that from? Most on here, it would appear, couldn’t care less and have very low expectations for this programme.
We’re all starved of a good Irish programme of this genre, I think most BS readers / commenters would be delighted if a good one did come along. Having low expectations of this offering doesn’t kill the desire for a good one, that’d be a weird way of thinking now wouldn’t it…. :)
Some size mallet on him in fairness.
As if John C Reilly had a decompression tank accident
Had to pretend I sneezed in work to hide the laugh from that
do you work in an Undertakers?
Oh that’s wonderful!
Love the name of the show,it’s just so cutting edge.
I’ll be on a knife-edge watching it
Basically The Panel with a less-good host.
I’ll be glued to my couch for it.
I miss Dara on the Panel. It was good, for a time.
Went to The Panel live when it was at its peak; damn funny. Almost an hour of lols edited out for the broadcast. It made me realise that tight editing really takes the spark and originality out of TV content.
Brendan O’Connor will brush away any mention of He Who Must Be Redacted, he also got very iffy and prudish at a guest on his TV show who mentioned the paper he writes for every Sunday. Both of those are out, so although there is lots of “dark” material left to slag off for the week, what good is it if you can’t discuss all media/media villains? This will be half-baked nonsense not even pretending to be edgy.
To graphics department.Using this cut & paste style title seems slightly outdated givven that print media is fast becoming yesterday’s medium for up to date information.Is that not obvious?
Why do so many RTE shows have to have the principle’s name in front of the title? The saturday night chat shows I can understand, but it’s rampant everywhere else too.
Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge…[*browses RTE site*]…Kevin McGahern’s Fast and Furious…Pixie’s Sex Clinic…Vogue Williams’ Wild Girls…Angela Scanlon’s Close Encounters…Maia Dunphy’s What Women Want….Bressie’s Teenage Kicks…Baz: The Lost Muslim….
Is it me?
It’s quite considerate of RTE if you ask me.
I know not like Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, Oprah, Ellen, Graham, Johnathan, Jeremy, Judy, or any of the others use their names in their shows. Just the thick paddys. Peasants!
Did Angela meet ET or was it an expedition to LV426… or was that Leviticus 4:26….. hmmmm?
Better than Newstalk’s approach
Breakfast with Chris & Ivan (presented by Shane Coleman & Kieran Cuddihy)
The Pat Kenny show (presented by Bobby Kerr)
Luchtime with Johnathon Healy (presented by Dave McIntyre)
The Moncrief Show (the man’s a serious grafter, and always presents his show ;) )
George Hook show (presented by that b**ch doctor that nobody likes)
I don’t think I’ve ever heard Chris n Ivan’s show without one of them being present.
I love Sean Moncrieff.
But I’m right about the rest ;)
I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate Shane Coleman.
That is all.
Shane ‘I’ll keep bringing up how old I am so you’ll be even more impressed when I display how with it and trendy I am’ Coleman.
He’s alright though, good on politics, a bit irritating on everything else.
He’s woeful on politics. He’s so conventional, like he absorbs the ‘received wisdom’ of every other political hack but then takes out anything resembling perspective or deeper trends. He’s deferential to politicians in a very old fashioned, hackneyed way. He’s about as insightful as a party press office. Conventional, conventional, conventional.
TodayFM’s political guy is far superior, ironically.
Hmmm, maybe, which is odd because he contrives to be as unconventional as possible when talking about most other subjects. Wouldn’t say he’s woeful though, he normally has a decent barometer for what’s actually going to happen in the political world – if that’s stolen from elsewhere, I was not aware, and maybe those things are easy to predict in Ireland.
The Nick Byrne Show with Nicky and Jenny…..should just rename it the Jenny Green show, far better!
McSavage is cutting edge. O’Connor – professionally and publicly – is so vanilla and generic that it’s even hard to remember his face. Camouflaged to invisibility.
McSavage is as cutting edge as a plastic butter knife!
Not sure if want. Any hard-hitting analysis of Irish news, dressed as satire or otherwise, will have to take a look at how it’s framed, and I don’t see BOC wanting to scare anyone at [REDACTED] News Group.
I saw Neil Delamere on one of those top 10/50/whatever shows on Sky 1 recently playing the comedian you never heard of who’s being asked his opinion on something that he’s qualified to talk about for no apparent reason. This is clearly a philanthropic work programme for out of work Irish tv personalities.
*NOT qualified. Not. Dangit.
Without the ‘not’ it came across as sarcasm… you wuz safe man!
I had a college lecturer who was friends with Jason Byrne. He’s a nice man, or so we were told. It’s his ‘comedic persona’ that’s the insufferable clown. Apparently.
Mind the Prat
I’d be good at that
I could do what yer ‘wan who sings chandelier does
Or get a body double
His face is resembling a bald testicle
Ah a bollix ya
I only ironed that shirt on this morning
Tay and fig rolls
Tay and fig rolls
I like this quote from Stuart Lee, it’s about Mock the Week but the sentiment seems relevant here….
‘I was walking along the canal in Camden and walked past that Dingwalls there and there was a load of drunk lads on the canal towpath, laughing and cheering as they watched five seagulls peck a fluffy baby duckling to death.
And then I realised why Mock The Week is so popular.’
Alison Spittle could be one of the three, the middle class lefty whitest Irish with a Twitter account like her.
Here’s your opener:
As performed by John Cooper Clarke last night in Dun Laoghaire:
Brendan O’Connor’s funniest article:
Smart ballsy guys! http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/the-smart-ballsy-guys-are-buying-up-property-right-now-26307728.html
Some CAn’T used the Mé Féin words.
-It wasn’t even ironic.
-You do everything to remain impersonal.
-Then this happens.
-On top of everything else.
Guess who expects to be censored?
-It’s none of them, whatever their names were. I forget.
But I’m so nice…
-Everybody loves me.
-For a start, I NEVER stop in the middl
Excuse me, ʞɔıp ɹǝʌǝlɔ ˙ɹɯ…
I probably shouldn’t say anything but do you not think you could STFU?
-you’ll get both of us banned.
-I mean ‘bossette’…
-Y’know yerself, any chance to upset the SJW crowd shouldn’t be squandered. Go for it!
-They love it. They ARE the Internet.
You do it better than me.
You wear a dress, so there’s little or less
-Who am I talking to.
ou aren’t fooling anyone.
do you do dis
(several question marks)
Know baddy nose what it can be if you can always be like the way that anybody could never even go to to that and could never be in that position.
One of us is wrong, and it’s probably all of you…not me. (I’m not good at counting.)
I would just like to say that I know ‘Anne’.
-She isn’t a man.
If I could think of something nicer to say about her I would’ve done it ages ago.
-She’s NOT a man. I checked.
Wait a minute…I get it now…
Redress / Red dress.
It’s incredibly tenuous. It’s almost a joke in itself because it’s so
tenuousobtuse. It’s not a good joke to use on this site is all I’m saying.
It’ll be deleted before anyone sees it, if you’re lucky.
It will never be appreciated.
-Everybody hates you.
Everybody loves me.
And if they don’t, that’s okay.
-That’s even funnier!
Have you ever posted anything with NO AVATAR?
No, don’t be silly.
Excuse me BS.
I am sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq’s Mother.
He’s refusing to get out from under his duvet because he said you deleted some of the nonsense he posted.
He says you make him look like an eejit now, and all the context is lost.
Don’t pay any attention to him.
To be honest, I’d prefer if he didn’t play with you lot.
You bring out the worst in him.
I thought he was going to settle down that Catherine McAfee.
She’s a very nice girl.
-Yer makin’ me scarla..!!!
I realise this might seem ‘off-topic’ to some of you, but bear with me, please…it isn’t.
If anybody wants any tips on how to get your funniest comments deleted, ask me.
-I’m an expert at it.
The tips are free.
The follow-up mediation and psychiatric help is €200 / hour for boys, free for girls.
Call me or don’t call me. It doesn’t really matress.
Hey, sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq , there’s someone out there who didn’t get that joke.
Anyone can see.
Nothing really matress to me.
There’s two ‘T’s in the word mattress. You know that?
There’s two ‘T’s in STFU too.
-You can’t troll like I do. Stay out of it.