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Thread: The Mario Rosenstock Show

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    Default The Mario Rosenstock Show

    Mario's new show starts tonight on rte 2 at 21:30.
    I'm looking forward to it. Mario is a great satirist and I like his Gift Grub slot on Today FM. I haven't seen any content from it yet, just heard about the scene with Ming in it.. Supposed to be very funny.
    Will you watch it? Do you expect much from it?
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    No doubt about his talent - hope the script lives up to it.

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    Should be top quality alright - it's easy for comedians to do impressions, but the key difference is that Mario manages to perfectly capture his characters' personalities and mannerisms in his scripts, which is why Gift Grub has lasted for 13 years, and easily elevates it above its rivals.
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    You'll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator.

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    Rosenstock is quality alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    Hadn't seen that.. Thanks...
    You're welcome. It's probably a publicity stunt.
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    I really, really, really dislike impressionists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    I really, really, really dislike impressionists.
    I think if you take them as a bit of fun they can be quite good, and Mario is one of the best of them.
    But if you want to get into the satire function of it while he is very good I actually think that he is one of the reasons why Bertie was so popular and lasted so long, in spite of the information coming out about him. Through Gift Grub Mario presented him as a lovable rogue.. Someone who was a "cute hoor" but was great fun etc.. For a lot of Irish people at the time this became the view they held about Bertie.. In my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    I really, really, really dislike impressionists.
    I agree.

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