Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



Tried out new stand-up material on just about everyone I met earlier this week. There was one joke that absolutely everyone thought I shouldn’t use. I still think its kinda funny: That new Eircom ad is stupid. I’d never say I was going out with a great Dane.

What if you were going out with Hans Christian Anderson?

I’d say he was a great children’s author, just to avoid any confusion.

* Verified not funny by Perrier award-winning comedian David O’Doherty.

December 9th, 2009.

17 Responses to “THIS ISN’T FUNNY*”

  1. y-dog Says:

    still not doing it for me…

  2. Eoin Says:

    It’s the way I tell them.

  3. Kim Says:

    I think its funny!

  4. massey Says:

    Fuck the begrudgers eoin, i think its funny. Eircom ad is annoying but seriously though how is the beardy guy from the meteor ads going to survive through to new year without people killin him?

    Well the beard has to go for starters!!

  5. Eoin Says:

    @ Massey – yeah poor guy seems to getting a lot of heat. It’s the bit where he puts his hands up in the air. Take that bit out and he’d be just your average guy-in-ad-you’d-like-to-punch…

  6. Gregor T. Says:

    I’d give the joke 7/10 Eoin.

    Needs a better punchline. Or ANY punchline!

  7. Eoin Says:

    Hey, for a joke with no punchline… seven out of ten ain’t bad!

  8. Pauline Walnuts Says:

    Meteor guy have to……

    shave his head
    shave his beard
    change his identity
    fake his own death
    pay fifty million compo to victoms of that ad!!

  9. Lisa Says:

    For the expats among us who’ve never seen these eircom or meteor ads would anybody be able to offer pithy synopses of the same?

  10. Conal Says:

    had to hunt this down for myself too lisa


    still confused.

  11. Colin Says:

    This is the Meteor Ad version that has people up in arms against Smug Bearded Man – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XlyLyhbDow

    And yeah, it’s that tuck of the head and shooting up of the arms that really sells the smug and makes you want to punch him. HARD.

    The guitarist with him I think is from that comedy trio that performed after you, Eoin, on the night.

  12. Eoin Says:

    Lisa – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XlyLyhbDow

    Colin – I didn’t see any of the acts before or after. What did i miss??

  13. albinicus Says:

    why all the hatred for the bearded man..his nemesis in the ad is even more annoying. they’re all just the equivalent of ‘haaarvy norman’ or ‘d.i.d. electrical open till niune’ radio ads. designed to annoy and get people talking of the annoyance whilst simultaneously reinforcing the meteor brand..suckers

  14. albinicus Says:

    oh speaking of ads check out bendunne.com..no moderator on the site so some pretty funny abuse of the system going on..


    also talk about not having your finger on the pulse..has he never heard of gumtree or buy & sell..all of which are free

  15. albinicus Says:

    i didn’t realise the ben dunne thing was already all over the net..thought i had a ‘scoop’

  16. Eoin Says:

    Well it was a scoop to me albinicus – I didn’t even know he had a site… Might get into a bit of that classified advertising myself!

  17. Mark Says:

    “For sale. Baby’s shoes. Never worn.”


    Sticking it to Ben Dunne and Ernest Hemingway with one single swift thrust. Very nice.

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