Justice System wins big at comedy awards
By Karl Stennienibarra
The Maltese Justice System has won several comedy awards at the International Comedy Festival in Melbourne, after finally being recognised for the hilarious piece of entertainment it is.
The System walked away with four awards in all, including Best Sketch for the recent ‘Angry Japanese Man Whose Sushi Restaurant Got Robbed’ sketch.
“Oh harro prease. My money got a-storen and I want justice-u. Hoh hi hoh hi hoh I no speakey Martese. Me so sad! Reave me arone! ” was just one of the lines which earned the sketch the top accolade.
Collecting the awards on behalf of The Justice System was Justice Minister Chris Said.
“Above all, I’d like to thank my predecessor Carm Mifsud Bonnici, whose dedication to farce allowed The System to become the pinnacle of absurdity it is today. Here’s hoping he handles the forthcoming wave of immigration with the same ridiculous vigour.
“I’d also like to pay tribute to our award-winning slapstick team, also known as the Police Force. That ‘mistake in the charge sheet’ gag never gets old.
“Whoops we let a paedophile priest walk free!” Hahaha, gets me every time, as does the ‘whoops I accidentally assaulted a civilian again’ routine.”
The System also won an award for Best Opening Credits, in which a plaintiff is repeatedly summoned to court, only to have his case deferred every time, followed by sad trombone music.