“There are some things we can always take for granted — the weather in Ireland will be horrible, Irish politicians will turn even the most ardent democrat into a raving anarchist and Tommy Tiernan, who stopped being funny a long time ago, will offend a bunch of people.
And, since Ken Sweeney’s story in the Sunday Tribune about Tiernan’s undeniably anti-Semitic diatribe at the Electric Picnic, he has managed to offend an entire race.
Responding to a question from the audience about accusations of anti-Semitism, the increasingly unhinged comic went off on a rant that would go down quite well with those who think the Nazis have been treated badly by history.
According to Tiernan: “These Jews, these f*cking c***s come up to me, Christ-killing bastards. F*cking six million? I would have got 10 or 12 million out of that, no problem. F*ck them. Two at a time, they would have gone. Hold hands, get in there. Leave us your teeth and your glasses.” “