cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Ernie Kovacs, a television entertainer in the early years of TV, wrote most of his own jokes and had a great sense of humor.
I've paraphrased one of his quotes slightly...
"Television is called a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done."
Nothing much seems to have changed in five or so decades...unless for the worse.