The only thing funnier than watching a character respond to a hilariously cutting comment, is having them carry on completely oblivious to uproarious remarks, and there-in lies the absolute beauty of the Irish commentary of Eurovision.
Both Terry Wogan and Graham Norton possessed the sharp mind and casual delivery required to turn the annual talent contest into a side-splitting display of observational comedy. Their gentle disdain and charismatic personalities found humour from the very beginning:
Terry Wogan: (Introducing the 2007 broadcast) “Who knows what hellish future lies ahead? Actually I do, I’ve seen the rehearsals.”
With hysterical updates to make you appreciate alternative angles of the performing acts:
Graham Norton: “Oh, and in case you are wondering, there hasn’t been a stage invader. She is a fully trained dancer. She is meant to be there.”
And of course, a few well-placed showstoppers, in case you had any intention of taking the show seriously:
Graham Norton: (After a technical glitch) “I liked the bit when she stopped the music.”