THE SAVAGE EYE is a six-part comedy sketch series which offers a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. It takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary as if made by British television. Sketches are written and performed by a number of well known Irish actors and comedians, including David McSavage, Pat McDonnell, John Colleary, Sonya Kelly and Mairead Devlin. Each show begins with a question on a particular topic, this year ranging from Healthand Racism to Tourism and the Future.
The fourth series welcomes back the much loved and familiar characters; Publican Mick ‘The Bull’ Daly, Ireland’s President for Life and her Housebound ‘It’ and the Garda trainees.
The show deals with issues that are provocative and divisive, and lifts a mirror to parts of Irish society that we may not like to admit exist, but at all times in a savagely funny manner.
Written by and Starring: David McSavage, John Colleary, Pat McDonnell, Dermot McMorrow
Directed by: Damien O'Donnell
Produced by: Katie Holly
Starring: John Colleary, Pat McDonnell, Demot McMorrow, Sonya Kelly, Fred Cooke, Declan Rooney, Eleanor Tiernan, Conor McKenna, Sean Flanagan, Sean Finnegan, Dorothy Cotter
Executive Producer: Kieron J. Walsh
RTÉ / Blinder Films