New Year Cheer! THE TOMMY TIERNAN TV SHOW kicks off on January 5th on RTÉ One
No stranger to television chat shows, Tommy Tiernan has performed and been a guest on some of the biggest and most established ones in the world. With a number of US appearances at The Ed Sullivan Theatre for The David Letterman Show, Tiernan cut his chat show teeth on The Late, Late Show almost 20 years ago, with a performance that helped catapult his stand-up career. Since then he’s starred in sitcoms for Channel 4, fronted his own BBC and RTÉ series and hosted a number of radio series.
Watch him here discussing the Facts of Life with ex Late Late Show host Pat Kenny on RTE.
For a long time Tommy has wanted to host his own TV chat show – one with an edge that re-invigorates the format. For Tiernan the element of surprise is key to the success of such a show: “One of the great things about the old Late Late Show was not knowing who the guests were until they appeared on screen, it kept the whole thing lively, so I just thought, well how would it be if the host didn’t know who they were until they walked out either. Doing it in front of a live audience is the key for me, it all seems like good unpredictable fun.”
Recorded in front of a live audience, in the very studio where Tommy made his television debut with Gay Byrne all those years ago, The Tommy Tiernan Show incorporates stand-up, live music, sketches…and great chat with those surprise guests!
The 6 part series broadcast at 10.15pm on RTÉ One from Thursday 5th January. Meanwhile the Tommy T Live roadshow is at a venue new you in 2017. See dates below.