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Just Deserts For Catherine Deveny

By bloodnut 5 May 2010 31

Those of you may remember Melbourne ‘comedian’ Catherine Deveny’s mindless gobfest about Canberra that stirred up more than a little backlash on this site.

In a karmic twist, she’s lost her job at the Age over similarly useless attempts at humour at the logies.

It’s just nice to know that the wheel spins full circle sometimes. I just sent her an email expressing my vitiolic sentiment to cdeveny1 [at] ozemail.com.au. You could do the same for a laugh should you wish.

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CraigT 3:58 pm 15 May 10

Oh dear, we are overrun by humourless twats in this, the Age of Outrage.

The Chaser’s “Make a Wish” sketch was, in addition to being funny, apt social commentary.

Deveny’s crack about hoping some worthless celebrity’s new wife doesn’t die like his old one did is also funny.

I have no idea what her crack about Bindi Irwin was all about but I did see Bindi in a television advertisement the other night and she could certainly do with a lot more exercise than she’s currently getting.

Jim Jones 11:36 am 07 May 10

Mr_Shab said :

The Chaser, despite being painfully undergraduate at times, did at least have the redeeming feature of occasionally being funny.

All of Deveny’s attempts at humour seemed to be along the lines of “aren’t bogans stupid. They’re so crass and tasteless and ugly. And stupid. Did I say stupid? But I can poke fun at them ’cause I grew up in the suburbs (rinse and repeat)”.

By representing herself as “edgy” and “progressive” she just gives more ammunition to tools like Andrew Bolt to tar anyone to the left of Ghengis Khan as a “latte-sipping inner city lefty wanker”.

Spot on!!! Great little article that says the same thing here:

http://newmatilda.com/2010/05/06/embarrassment-latte-belt

Mr_Shab 7:33 pm 06 May 10

The Chaser, despite being painfully undergraduate at times, did at least have the redeeming feature of occasionally being funny.

All of Deveny’s attempts at humour seemed to be along the lines of “aren’t bogans stupid. They’re so crass and tasteless and ugly. And stupid. Did I say stupid? But I can poke fun at them ’cause I grew up in the suburbs (rinse and repeat)”.

By representing herself as “edgy” and “progressive” she just gives more ammunition to tools like Andrew Bolt to tar anyone to the left of Ghengis Khan as a “latte-sipping inner city lefty wanker”.

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 5:34 pm 06 May 10

She is exhibiting the same type of “humour” as the Chasers did with their “Make a Wish” sketch. It isn’t funny, smart, satirical or cutting edge. This type of thing went out in the 1980s when the public were disgusted by the sick AIDS and Lindy Chamberlain “jokes” we were forced to suffer in various workplaces.

Gungahlin Al 11:40 am 06 May 10

Some crass and very un-funny tweets in there. Chickens > roost.

Thoroughly Smashed 11:05 am 06 May 10

Aurelius said :

Jim @ #22 – herself, presumably?
Deano @ #19 – Having never used Twitter (I think it’s an appalling product) I can’t be sure. But from my recollection of the Fake Stephen Conroy saga, isn’t it a breach of Twitter’s terms and conditions to use a pseudonym?

As with regular blogging the problem is not with twitter per se, rather the signal to noise ratio. On twitter I think it’s even worse though.

p1 10:43 am 06 May 10

If it was personal then she should use a pseudonym like I do here to protect my professional reputation as a car salesman.

Don’t want your good image on RA dragging up your standing as a car salesman?

🙂

Jim Jones 10:31 am 06 May 10

Aurelius said :

Jim @ #22 – herself, presumably?
Deano @ #19 – Having never used Twitter (I think it’s an appalling product) I can’t be sure. But from my recollection of the Fake Stephen Conroy saga, isn’t it a breach of Twitter’s terms and conditions to use a pseudonym?

Pseudonyms are okay (most people on twitter don’t use their actual names). There is an ‘impersonation policy’ however.

Aurelius 9:53 am 06 May 10

Jim @ #22 – herself, presumably?
Deano @ #19 – Having never used Twitter (I think it’s an appalling product) I can’t be sure. But from my recollection of the Fake Stephen Conroy saga, isn’t it a breach of Twitter’s terms and conditions to use a pseudonym?

Jim Jones 9:29 am 06 May 10

gospeedygo said :

It really cheeses my pizza when people say “that wasn’t funny” or “she isn’t funny”. No. Humour is subjective and just because it doesn’t tickle you in that way doesn’t mean it was the same for other people. Saying that I though whatserface’s comments were funny TO ME (making sure there was nobody around me to hear me laugh) but obviously outrageously offensive. /0.2c

I dare you to find one person who thought she was funny, just one person.

Anna Key 12:06 am 06 May 10

But she is soooo out there – totally

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