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.
Series Three welcomes back much loved familiar characters and situations, while each episode will also showcase characters and sketches that are unique. Returning for yet another round of hilarity are The Politicians, The President for Life and her Housebound ‘It”, The Bull Mick, the child-snatching Priest and many more!
The topics explored in this series are: Why can’t the Irish Rule Themselves? Why are the Irish so Addicted to their Television? What’s so Grand about the Irish Family? Why are the Irish so Ugly? Why is Ireland so Proud of it’s Education System? Why is Ireland the Worst Place to be Irish? Why do the Irish love Christmas? When it causes misery, expense, break ups and depression.
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
Best Entertainment, IFTAS, 2013
Best Irish TV Show, The Erics, 2012
RTÉ / Blinder Films