Author Topic: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster  (Read 1867 times)

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Re: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster
« Reply #60 on: April 28, 2017, 08:10:24 AM »
James Young was a wee bit before my time but we had a best off video back in the day, loved him, very funny, the Trade Unionist (one memorable skit for Ghosts rights) still gets quoted to this day!

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Re: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2017, 09:16:58 AM »
He played caricatures of many Irish stereotypes on TV and has been copied by many including the Hole in the Wall Gang and Brendan O'Carroll. It is important to remember that he would have been the first comedian to transfer from radio to TV in N.Ireland in late 60s and early 70s.  As Tony has stated, his work was put out on vinyl LPs because the VHS was still quite a few years away and manys an old record collection and the Dansette record player left in attics will contain the odd Jimmy Young LP.

Here's a selection of his work that shows the characters he played each week on TV, note all the characters used by the Hole in the Wall Gang 20 years later:

https://youtu.be/pk9V55_cPSg

https://youtu.be/N4PD3Q5NICo

https://youtu.be/abs0_l6r8TA


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Young_(comedian)
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Re: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2017, 10:33:22 AM »
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Re: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2017, 10:44:09 AM »
Fill ar do chuid. Tremenjus

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Re: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster
« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2017, 10:46:26 AM »
Seen him last night, very good. Three full houses in Derry this weekend. Arlene jokes sell well.

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Re: Tommy Tiernan's tasteless "joke" about Arlene Foster
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2017, 11:24:03 AM »
Any recordings of tommys Arlene joke?
I caught it somewhere on You Tube. Tommy's done better and he's done worse.
Usually these sketches work better in the context of a show.
All the same, crocodile tears for Arlene's sensitivities, being parodied as a farmer herding cows/fenian pups.