Published on September 21st, 2009 | by lecraic24
Tommy Tiernan – the gombeen in the striped pyjamas
So, Tommy Tiernan is in hot water again over one of his outbursts/jokes/random mental thoughts. This time it’s the Jews.
Irishcentral says he is facing a worldwide storm of protest over these comments :
“But these Jews, these f**king Jews come up to me. F**king Christ killing bastards. F**king six million? I would have got 10 or 12 million out of that. No f**king problem. Two at a time they would have gone. Hold hands, get in there, leave us your teeth and your glasses.”
Tiernan made them during a Q&A at Electric Picnic a few weeks ago and he prefaced the comments by saying that comedy was
“about allowing whatever lunacy is inside you to come out in a special protected environment where people know that nothing they say is being taken seriously.”
We get it Tommy. You’re an artiste – you must follow your muse, challenge perceptions, push the envelope, create etc etc. But when your utterances are not funny any more and you’re heading into Bernard Manning/Roy Chubby Brown territory maybe it’s time someone sat you down for a nice cup of tea and a chat. Whilst dipping the biccies into the tea, have a read of those Electric Picnic comments again and see how unfunny they are. Just because a half drunk audience at a music festival laughed, doesn’t make it OK.