RTÉ serious about the fine art of being funny

Comedy plays a more important role than ever in RTÉ, according to the station’s head of comedy Eddie Doyle

21st February, 2016
Eddie Doyle, head of comedy at RTÉ Picture: Bryan Meade

The head of comedy at RTE has a budget of zero.

When Eddie Doyle wants to commission a show, he has to go to RTÉ ’s channel controllers, Adrian Lynch and Bill Malone, and convince them to give him the funds for it. This, along with the BAI’s Sound and Vision fund and Section 481 tax incentive, keeps the laughs churning on the state broadcaster.

Doyle’s position as head of comedy was...

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