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David McSavage

He’s back.

On The Ray D’arcy Show

Via RTÉ Press office:

As RTÉ launches its GAA championship coverage next Sunday, broadcaster Marty Morrissey will join Ray in studio to discuss the upcoming championship and how he will broadcast live on radio from New York during the New York vs Sligo match

Same-sex couple Dil Wickremasinghe and Anne Marie Toole will chat to Ray about their joy at Anne Marie being pregnant. This news comes less than two years after Dil gave birth to their first child – a son called Phoenix.

There will also be two Doctors in the house this Saturday night! Drs Pixie McKenna and Phil Kieran will tell Ray why Irish people have a phobia about seeing a doctor.

And be prepared – funnyman David McSavage will drop by to offer his unique perspective on life in Ireland and abroad.

*refashions telly into handy foot stool*

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 10:25pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: RTÉ News

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Comedian David McSavage outside court this morning and his handwritten statement

Further to comedian David McSavage saying he wouldn’t pay for a TV licence because of his dislike for RTÉ’s taste in humour, he appeared in court earlier today.

Breaking News reports:

A TV licence inspector told Judge O’Neill that he called to the entertainer’s [David McSavage’s] home on May 7 last and McSavage confirmed he lived there and was in possession of a television set but had no licence.

However, a licence was taken out on March 31 this year leaving arrears of €115, the inspector told the court.

…Judge O’Neill adjourned the case until June 16 and told him that if the arrears were paid by then he will not have to attend the hearing and the case will be struck out.

After court McSavage told reporters he has not bought a licence and he did not know who had got it for him.

“Unless,” he added, “Ray D’Arcy bought one for me, he said he would.”

Comedian McSavage didn’t have a TV licence over ‘concerns’ of how RTÉ use ‘taxpayers’ money’ (Breaking News)

Previously: ‘The Rubberbandits Are Now As Mainstream As Ryan Tubridy’

Pics: Tom Tuite

Update:

Ray D’Arcy talks with David McSavage this afternoon post-trial.

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Comedian David McSavage

The Irish Sun reports:

The Savage Eye star [David McSavage] is due to appear in court later this month over an unpaid TV licence.

But he is refusing to pay the €160 bill in protest at what he views as the national broadcaster’s laughable taste in humour.

Yesterday Dave told the Irish Sun he was left gobsmacked at how his Savage Eye 1916 Special was turned down after watching rival sketch shows by the Irish Pictorial Weekly team and The Rubberbandits.

And he reserved special scorn for the take-off skits wheeled out in The Mario Rosenstock Show.

Dave said: “RTE didn’t commission my Savage Eye special because they were too scared and we might have done something funny.

“Instead they hired Irish Pictorial Weekly to do a 1916 which ended up being derivative of the Savage Eye, it was awful.”

The 49-year-old, whose Savage Eye follow-up series Poor Me And The Bastards has also been rejected by Montrose bosses, was no less scathing about another irreverent retelling of the Rising from Limerick’s favourite hip-hop jokers.

He said: “The Rubberbandits are now as mainstream as Ryan Tubridy. They used to be quirky and bent, but I thought that their 1916 special was awful. And as for the last series by Mario Rosenstock? I’m willing to go to prison for that.

Jaykers.

UPDATE:

On Broadsheet’s Facebook page

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Dave McSavage says: ‘RTE comedy is so bad, I won’t pay license fee even if I have to go to jail’ (Ken Sweeney, The Irish Sun)

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On RTÉ One’s the Saturday Night Show.

Melanie O’Connor writes:

Thelma Mansfield will be in studio to pay tribute to her friend and colleague Derek Davis following the sudden death of the hugely popular broadcaster earlier this week. [Host] Brendan [O’Connor] catches up with  comedian David McSavage following his recent performance in The Pillowman in The Gaiety. Paralympians Ellen Keane (swimmer), Luke Evans (Captain of the Irish Paralympic soccer team) and Sean Baldwin (target shooter) chat to Brendan about their preparations for Rio 2016. Dr. Rhona Mahony Master of Holles Street will also be joining Brendan on the show.Plus there will be music from Irish folk group The Henry Girls.

Live at 9.45pm.

(RTÉ)

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In the fourth series of The Savage Eye, David McSavage has created a female character, called Emer – an angry, career-driven woman.

In an interview with Kate Holmquist, of the Irish Times, he sez::

“Women in this country were suppressed for generations, so only recently have they had a voice, so, like anything that is kept bottled for generations, it all goes a bit mad. You have women going a bit nuts at the moment, which is fine.”

“If I were a woman I’d be very f***ing angry, because men in this country are so emotionally retarded.”

“Feminism tries to take on, but will never fully take on because women are so competitive against themselves, they’re not united. There’s a sort of divide-and- conquer thing among women, and when women do hang out they have all kinds of issues, whether it’s around weight, whether they’re trying to drag each other down, there’s a sort of subliminal war that goes on between certain types of women.”

FIGHT!

David McSavage: ‘If I were a woman I’d be very f***ing angry’ (Irish Times)

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