Jonathon Pie: Comedy, Satire, and Some Very Colourful Language!

Thank you to Pubster CKWatt who put this excellent comedy sketch from England in the comments.

Pubsters, please indulge me. 

British comedian Tom Walker created the satirical character, Jonathon Pie. Jonathon Pie is a television news presenter who broadcasts live from outside locations. The sketches show Mr Pie between takes, saying what he really thinks about his subject.

I really like Mr Walker’s work, as the frustrated and angry Jonathon Pie. I particularly like his political satire. Jonathon Pie says it in a way I can never equal.

The Jonathon Pie advertised tour of Australian theatres has some changes, due to this Plague.

I would love to see his live show.

This comedy sketch is about Mr Pie’s’ opinion of the priorities of the UK government,  led by The Esteemed PM Boris Johnson, in the area of Social Care.

Language Warning.

In this sketch Mr Pie swears. A lot. A very lot. It’s kind of swearing I am sure most of us felt like shouting at the TV screen at times when listening to politicians and various commentators.

Let Jonathon Pie do it for you. Just keep the kiddies out of the room.

Now, this is a satire about British politics. There is no resemblance to any Australian politician, or persons or groups or any other entity. Any appearances of such are purely coincidental, misinterpretation or karma, and does not reflect, imply or otherwise anything about anyone by anyone for anyone, against anyone, to anyone or anyone’s anyone or their pet, or garden gnome.

You are free to draw your own conclusions, of course.

This is a bit of laughter to ease the minds of locked-down Aussies.

No animals, plants, or microphones were hurt in this production . . . as far as we can tell.

In what ways our once-strong culture of political satire will be impacted by recent developments here in Australia remains to be seen.

Can you name others? Elephant Stamps are up for grabs!

So enjoy what can still be produced and broadcast on social media, in the Now Brexited Olde Blighty.

Remember I warned you, his language would burn the ears off of a marble gargoyle… but I think it’s worth it.

‘The News Is Mad’ (T. Walker, 2020.)

Tom Walker is very interesting in this CNN interview from June 2020 which is posted on YouTube. Tom discusses the creation of Jonathon Pie, and the differences between the himself and his creation, along with his observations of our current poltical and social ⁷scene.

The interviewer, Bianca Noble, is excellent.

Tom Walker has a sharp political sense, and using humour, exposes the  contradictions, the hypocrisy, and the mendacious stupidity of our modern democratic leaders.

Jonathan Pie has us laughing through the dawning realisation that our only other choices are to howl at the darkness, or cry. Or both.

Australia on Fire.

Our Prime Minister Scott Morrison does not escape his dose of Mr Pie’s satirical medicine.

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270 thoughts on “Jonathon Pie: Comedy, Satire, and Some Very Colourful Language!

  1. Good morning Dawn Patrollers. We have a Midweek Monster!

    Niki Savva begins this contribution on how to lose friends and infuriate people with, “Scott Morrison’s momentous national security announcement last week should have been a turning point for him and the government. Instead, because he delayed making one tough call, leaving himself open to accusations of backstabbing and deception from a great friend and ally, he robbed himself of a much-needed reset.” She really serves it up to Morrison over his handling of the Christian Porter issue.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-to-lose-friends-and-infuriate-people-20210922-p58toz.html
    “Just imagine for one moment that the identity of Christian Porter was transformed into that of a Labor Minister. How do you think the Murdoch media would react?”, wonders John Lord.
    https://theaimn.com/you-can-imagine-the-uproar-if-this-happened-under-a-labor-government/
    Dennis Shanahan tells us that Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton are working with the US and the UK on options for nuclear submarines to operate in Australia six to eight years earlier than expected after the dumping of the $90bn French defence contract.
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/scott-morrison-hails-relationship-with-uk-us/news-story/6b103ad9b988f3c3311029bed9ae9d1f
    Greg Sheridan writes, “ . . . the nub of Australia’s concerns right now are nuclear submarines. This is an enormous historic opportunity for Australia. It is a brilliant achievement by the Morrison government. But there are still a million ways Australia could mess it up.”
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/aukus-alliance-subs-deal-puts-us-oncentre-stage/news-story/231b47c0042d7bb93c95b9fc37f09512
    Matthew Cranstan says that the United States would be unlikely to lease submarines to Australia, while the earliest off-the-shelf purchase would take at least five years, according to a former naval chief.
    https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/australia-unlikely-to-lease-us-submarines-says-former-navy-chief-20210922-p58tqe
    Alan Kohler shares his view on what the nuclear submarines deal is really all about. He thinks we are heading for a Cold War that is going to be painful and expensive for Australia, and we really need America to win, whatever that entails.
    https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/2021/09/23/alan-kohler-nuclear-submarines/
    With allies like these, Australia doesn’t need enemies, writes Saul Estlake who says, “Will we ever learn that the US puts its own interests first, not just on strategic issues but on trade as well? The US will assist us if it is in its own interest and not otherwise.”
    https://johnmenadue.com/with-allies-like-these-australia-doesnt-need-enemies/
    Kevin Rudd is concerned that Scott Morrison’s determination to put political spin over national security substance in welcoming a new era of nuclear submarines (now to be brought to you exclusively from the Anglosphere) has undermined one of our most enduring and important global relationships – namely the French Republic.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/22/paris-has-a-long-memory-scott-morrisons-cavalier-treatment-of-france-will-hurt-australia
    Jennifer Hewett opines that the Prime Minister will use the Quad meeting to push back against arguments Australia is retreating to the Anglosphere in the Indo-Pacific. She writes about Morrison’s brutal calculation to dump the French.
    https://www.afr.com/policy/foreign-affairs/morrison-s-brutal-calculation-to-dump-the-french-20210922-p58twr
    Peter Khalil in this op-ed explains why his hero Paul Keating is wrong on China and our national security.
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/why-my-hero-keating-is-wrong-on-china-and-our-national-security-20210922-p58twd.html
    Jennifer Duke writes that former Treasury secretary, Ken Henry, who chaired a major federal review of the nation’s taxation system has criticised inaction from political leaders on tax reform, saying the last decade has seen the country pushed into an unsustainable fiscal position. He says “It’s not capable of raising sufficient revenue to fund the activities of government.”
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/ken-henry-hits-out-at-tax-system-not-fit-for-purpose-20210922-p58tty.html
    Greg Jericho writes, “Australia’s long-term budget looks fine. But something important is missing from the forecasts”. He says predictions of debt, deficit and tax revenue out to 2060 rather nicely avoid the major issue that will confront the economy – climate change.
    https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2021/sep/23/australias-long-term-budget-looks-fine-but-something-important-is-missing-from-the-forecasts
    The OECD has recommended tax reforms by the Australian Government to reduce reliance on taxing personal incomes, writes Dr Ross Stitt.
    https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/bad-politics-and-the-death-of-tax-reform,15544
    David Speers writes about the Melbourne construction protest responses showing the Morrison government’s contradiction on lockdowns and mandates.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-23/melbourne-protests-covid-lockdown-vaccine-contradictions/100482826
    Annika Smethurst says “Wherever they sit on the political spectrum, politicians should first condemn such violence, and not do anything to inflame or legitimise such actions for their own political gain.”
    https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/truth-is-more-complex-than-protest-blame-game-20210922-p58tsq.html
    The ASU’s John Falzon tells us how the far right is preying on Melbourne vaccine protesters.
    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7441776/far-right-is-preying-on-melbourne-vaccine-protesters/?cs=14258
    The Canberra Times’ editorial declares that it’s time to crack down on anti-vax propaganda. It says that Morrison and Joyce need to get off the fence and pull the rug out from under those within their own ranks, including George Christensen, who are deliberately undermining the national vaccine push. Freedom of speech has never given anybody the right to cry “fire” in a crowded theatre.
    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7441549/its-time-to-crack-down-on-anti-vax-propaganda/?cs=14258
    Following numerous episodes in which celebrities have supported or amplified falsehoods about COVID and vaccines, Facebook is launching a push to educate online creators about social media falsehoods, explains Josh Butler.
    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2021/09/23/influencers/
    Paul Sakkal reports that the Victorian government’s top construction industry adviser has quit amid a fierce backlash over building site lockdown orders, as union and industry groups blame unresponsive health officials for the crisis that has led to days of protests.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/top-adviser-quits-in-protest-over-building-industry-crisis-20210922-p58tv9.html
    Peta Credlin asks, “How long can Victorians stick to Teflon Daniel Andrews?”
    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/how-long-can-victorians-stick-to-teflon-daniel-andrews/news-story/6d66f7f6b212e8c61288e43b03c53008
    Dr Colleen Lewis looks at the fine line that police have to tread in handling events such as the Melbourne protests and praises IBAC which has proven to be an effective citizens’ watchdog body and is trusted by the community to conduct a thorough oversight role.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/victoria/police-will-be-held-accountable-if-they-overstep-the-line-20210922-p58tpc.html
    Forcing people to get vaccinated in exchange for work or services could further ‘radicalise’ anti-vaccination activists and should only be done as a last resort, immunisation experts and civil liberty groups say.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/mandatory-jabs-could-radicalise-anti-vax-advocates-experts-warn-20210921-p58tib.html
    Victoria’s education unions have almost universally backed a state government move to mandate coronavirus vaccines for teachers and childcare workers, but an organisation representing Christian schools has warned the sector faces “significant challenges” with the order.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/jabs-made-mandatory-for-victorian-schools-and-childcare-20210922-p58tu4.html
    Australians will need to adjust to less forensic tracking and tracing of Covid-19 infections even as case numbers continue to rise, according to the expert leading the Doherty Institute’s epidemiological modelling. Katherine Murphy explains McVernon’s reasoning.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/23/its-time-to-dial-public-health-measures-down-from-11-professor-behind-doherty-modelling-says
    The ACT’s Andrew Barr has questioned the need for a federal bill protecting national cabinet secrecy and accused the prime minister’s office of extensive briefing of media about its deliberations. Yesterday he described the bill as “possibly a solution looking for a problem” and said Scott Morrison’s office appears to brief media “ahead of every meeting”.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/22/act-accuses-scott-morrisons-office-of-extensive-media-backgrounding-on-national-cabinet
    According to Paul Karp, Australia faces a possible Pfizer supply disruption next month, with states still in the dark about how many doses they will receive a week.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/23/australias-supply-of-pfizer-covid-vaccine-may-face-disruption-in-october
    It’s shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories, opines George Monbiot.
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/22/leftwingers-far-right-conspiracy-theories-anti-vaxxers-power
    The editorial in the SMH says that Joe Biden and Xi Jinping used the UN General Assembly to make serious new pledges, highlighting Scott Morrison is out of step with the global consensus.
    https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/climate-change-is-back-on-top-of-the-global-agenda-20210922-p58twh.html
    China’s decision to stop funding offshore coal projects is good news in a warming world, but prompts more questions about its growing domestic coal fleet, says Mike Foley.
    https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/china-s-exit-from-offshore-coal-is-at-once-momentous-and-insufficient-20210922-p58ts5.html
    Alexandra Smith and Lucy Cormack report that almost two-thirds of people in NSW support the plan to reopen when the double dose vaccination rate hits 70 per cent, as the state government plans for the final stages of the path to freedom. I wonder if the respondents really understand what “opening up” actually entails at 70%.
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/two-thirds-of-people-support-nsw-opening-at-70-per-cent-vaccination-20210922-p58two.html
    Lucy Carroll and Mary Ward say that tens of thousands of retired doctors, nurses, psychologists and dentists have been asked to bolster the pandemic frontline as surging hospitalisations stretch health systems and staff shortages hit critical workforces.
    https://www.smh.com.au/national/thousands-of-retired-nurses-doctors-psychologists-urged-to-re-join-workforce-20210922-p58ttz.html
    The NSW government has been forced to accelerate critical updates to the Service NSW app, including its dual check-in and vaccine passport feature, to keep up with the state’s surging vaccination rate.
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/state-accelerates-app-to-keep-up-with-surging-vaccination-rate-20210922-p58tw5.html
    Matthew Knott tells us that Australia will share an extra 40 million COVID-19 vaccines as part of a push by US President Joe Biden to vaccinate 70 per cent of the world’s population within a year.
    https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/we-need-to-go-big-morrison-biden-unveil-pledges-to-vaccinate-world-20210923-p58u00.html
    The corruption watchdog will reopen its public inquiry into John Sidoti next week, after the NSW MP handed over fresh material and requested its inclusion in evidence.
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/icac-public-inquiry-into-john-sidoti-to-be-reopened-20210922-p58tu5.html
    Rob Harris reports that Julia Gillard will urge corporate leaders to help fix the nation’s mental health systems, which she says are “not systems at all”.
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/patchy-underfunded-gillard-urges-businesses-to-step-up-on-mental-health-20210922-p58tv3.html
    Meanwhile, Rachel Clun tells us that psychologists are struggling to keep up with the mental health demands of the pandemic, with a survey showing one in five were forced to close their books to new patients and others have wait times of up to three months as ongoing restrictions take their toll.
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/one-in-five-psychologists-close-books-to-new-patients-under-pandemic-strain-20210922-p58tuy.html
    Numerous Australian companies have recently faced the environmental backlash from investors. But AGL has been squeezed by the pincer of big emissions and plunging profit – enough to upset any shareholder, writes Elizabeth Knight.
    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/environmental-showstopper-agl-has-its-greta-thunberg-moment-20210922-p58tx2.html
    In a test of Victoria’s climate change laws, owners of Victoria’s coal-fired power generators and the state’s environmental watchdog are being sued for allegedly failing to limit pollution, reports Miki Perkins in The Age.
    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/coal-power-generators-epa-taken-to-court-over-climate-pollution-20210921-p58tf6.html
    The former federal frontbencher Darren Chester has declared the National party needs to have a “credible policy” on emissions reduction and sustainability which includes an aspirational target of net zero by 2050, report Katherine Murphy and Daniel Hurst.
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/23/nationals-need-a-credible-climate-policy-including-a-net-zero-by-2050-target-darren-chester-says
    If the Morrison Government wins the next federal election, Australia can kiss goodbye to our unique, irreplaceable wildlife, writes Sue Arnold.
    https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/morrison-government-re-election-would-be-an-environmental-catastrophe,15545
    Australia’s banks got $188 billion in cheap loans from the RBA. Now they’re funding share buybacks, complains Kevin Davis in The Conversation.
    https://theconversation.com/australias-banks-got-188-billion-in-cheap-loans-from-the-rba-now-theyre-funding-share-buybacks-167890
    Eryk Bagshaw explains how China’s Evergrande became the world’s most indebted property company, running on empty for years.
    https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/what-caused-the-evergrande-crisis-20210922-p58tru.html
    Without gas storage, Britain can pray for mild weather, a recession in China or help from Putin to get through the winter, explains Ambrose Evans-Pritchard.
    https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/boris-johnson-s-fate-rests-on-russia-and-china-in-energy-crisis-20210922-p58tni.html
    The head of Canada’s Conservatives has ordered a review of the party’s dismal performance in Monday’s federal election amid growing questions over the future direction of the party – and his future as its leader.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/22/canada-tory-conservative-party-erin-otoole-federal-election-loss
    Donald Trump has sued his niece, Mary Trump, and The New York Times over the publication of a 2018 article detailing allegations that he “participated in dubious tax schemes… including instances of outright fraud” that allowed him to receive more than $413 million from his father, Fred Trump, while significantly reducing taxes.
    https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/donald-trump-sues-new-york-times-and-niece-over-tax-records-story-20210922-p58tzn.html

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