The Late Late Tribute Shows
|The Late Late Tribute Shows|
|Presented by||Ryan Tubridy|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|Original channel||RTÉ One|
|Related shows||The Late Late Show|
The Late Late Tribute Shows are a series of special editions of the world's longest-running chat show, The Late Late Show broadcast on RTÉ One in Ireland each Friday evening. Over decades the shows has featured a broad range of well-known public figures including Micheál Mac Liammóir, Joe Dolan, Maureen Potter, Michael O'Hehir, Brian Lenihan, Jimmy Magee, Christy Moore, Mike Murphy and Paul McGrath. In 1999, there was a special programme marking six months since the Omagh bombing and there was also a special show in the wake of 9/11. There were also tribute shows celebrating Irish music and a Late Late Show special devoted to Irish comedians. Individual bands and musicians to have been given a tribute show include The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, The Chieftains, The Dubliners, U2, Westlife and, most recently, Ronnie Drew himself.
Below is a list of The Late Late Tribute Shows.
1. The 25th anniversary of The Dubliners in 1987 featured tributes from amongst others Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald. There was also a number from The Dubliners with The Pogues, a performance of "The Irish Rover" and a separate tribute performance from U2.
- "Dima performs at The Late Late Show". Eurovision. 31 May 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "Paisley on RTE's Late Late Show". BBC News. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "Late Late show getting new face". BBC News. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "Kenny's final viewer figures released". The Irish Times. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- Questions are sometimes raised over whether The Tonight Show on US television, which began broadcasting in 1954, should be described as the longest running. However there is little continuity between the show launched in 1954 and the current format, with the show existing under different guises and names ('Tonight' and 'Tonight! America after Dark' are just two of its names in its early years). The show in its different formats ran as a variety show, then as a news show that was modelled on breakfast show, before adopting the current format and the name The Tonight Show when Johnny Carson took over as permanent presenter in October 1962, some months after The Late Late Show was launched. Having kept the same name and format continuously, The Late Late Show is perceived in the media as more entitled to the term "the longest running show".
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- "The Late Late Show Tribute to The Dubliners". Balladeers.com. Accessed 23 November 2008.
- "A holiday in Killinaskully". The Irish Times. 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "U2 on the Late Late Show tonight". RTÉ. 2008-02-22. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
- "Gay Byrne Interview". RTÉ. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- "Ahern & Saw Doctors for Late Late Show". RTÉ. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-01-10.