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American Show Heavily Criticised For 'Drunk' Caricatures Of Colin Farrell & Brendan Gleeson

American Show Heavily Criticised For 'Drunk' Caricatures Of Colin Farrell & Brendan Gleeson
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Sunday could be a huge night for film in this country, with a number of Irish stars in the running to pick up major awards at the Oscars.

The Banshees of Inisherin and An Cáilín Cúin are both in contention to pick up gongs, while the likes of Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, Kerry Condon, and Paul Mescal all nominated for individual honours.

It is a very exciting time for Irish cinema lovers, but they would not have been impressed with one incident in the buildup to the Hollywood show.

SNL criticised for Colin Farrell & Brendan Gleeson sketch

Saturday Night Live is an American institution, with the weekly show at the forefront of comedy in the States for decades. While it is no longer as popular as it once was, it still brings in a huge amount of viewers each week and has produced some of the biggest names in comedy in recent times.

However, anyone from this part of the world who tuned into last night's edition were unlikely to be impressed with one particular skit.

In the buildup to the Academy Awards, one of their sketches featured what was meant to be impressions of both Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

While impressions can be hit and miss at the best of times, this wouldn't even fall into that category.


The two comedians on show just produced some unintelligible ramblings in what was presumably meant to be a drunk Irish accent, poking fun at the way both men speak. It was about as funny as you would imagine.

The cutting edge of comedy.

While it is easy to be offended in this day and age, it is difficult to imagine that they would pull off a similarly ridiculous caricature of other nationalities with such brazenness. That is without even mentioning doing this while impersonating an actor who has struggled with addiction issues in the past.


The whole thing went down as well as you'd expect it to.


A sketch to be proud of alright.

Two of the nicest men in show business, Irish people were never going to stand for this slander Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

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