Outspoken comedian David McSavage
has described RTE's The Saturday Night Show
as being full of "vacuous celebrities" and doesn't take risks with guests.
He explained how the show shelved his appearance after he was heard making Joe Duffy
jokes during rehearsals.
"I did some stuff about Joe Duffy and there's a sort of reverence about old Joe and they didnít like that," he said.
The satirist claims the show doesn't reflect what people are really thinking. It just brings on these vacuous celebrities who've been on a reality show and they're talking about stuff, there's lot of other really interesting stuff going on that people are producing. Nobody's talking to them because they have an actual point of view."
However, he revealed that the show invited him back to appear this month but the date clashed with a gig in Cork. The IFTA
nominee also described the glitzy awards show, which was held two weeks ago, as "boring" and felt sorry for host Jennifer Maguire "winging" it on stage.
"They were so boring and by the end, God love her, Jennifer Maguire was just winging it. It was like twenty minutes of just flopping around the place and the boredom was palpable in the audience. Everybody was thinking 'what's going on here?'" Speaking to Newstalk's Tom Dunne
he added: "And you've to pay to be at the IFTAs, and for what? Just to see Love/Hate win all the awards. Maybe if I'd got an award I'd feel different about it."