The Tommy Tiernan Show

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The Tommy Tiernan Show
GenreChat show
Presented byTommy Tiernan
StarringFred Cooke (announcer)
Country of originIreland
Original languageEnglish
No. of series5
No. of episodes40
Production locationsStudio 4, RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland
Running timeApprox. 60 minutes
Original networkRTÉ One
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original release5 January 2017 (2017-01-05) –
External links
Official website

The Tommy Tiernan Show is an Irish chat show presented by Tommy Tiernan. It was first broadcast on RTÉ One on 5 January 2017. The first two series aired on Thursday evenings, with the third series moving to a Saturday evening slot. The premise of the show is that host Tommy Tiernan and the audience have no idea who the guests will be until they walk out onto the stage, with no pre-prepared questions or research being carried out.[1]


SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
165 January 2017 (2017-01-05)9 February 2017 (2017-02-09)
263 January 2018 (2018-01-03)7 February 2018 (2018-02-07)
384 May 2019 (2019-05-04)29 June 2019 (2019-06-29)
4102020 (2020)2020 (2020)
5102021 (2021)2021 (2021)


Series 1 (2017)[edit]

No. in
GuestsOriginal air date
1Christy Dignam, Vogue Williams and Russell Howard with music from Aslan.[2]5 January 2017 (2017-01-05)
2Ray D'Arcy, The Crimmins triplets and Richard Baneham with music from Gavin James.[3]12 January 2017 (2017-01-12)
3Musicians John Sheahan and Paddy Moloney, Professor Brendan Kelly and Lisa McHugh who also performed music for the episode.19 January 2017 (2017-01-19)
4Activist and actor John Connors, Irish football legend John Aldridge and author Lisa McInerney with music from The Riptide Movement.26 January 2017 (2017-01-26)
5Legendary jockey Sir AP McCoy, author Louise O'Neill, and GAA player Briege Corkery, with music from Lynched2 February 2017 (2017-02-02)
6Irish comedian Joanne McNally, musician John Grant, and GAA player Philly McMahon.9 February 2017 (2017-02-09)

Series 2 (2018)[edit]

No. in
GuestsOriginal air date
1Fionnula Flanagan, Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri and Foster and Allen. Music from Áine Cahill3 January 2018 (2018-01-03)
2Michael Healy Rae, Emily Power Smith, and Michael Harding, with music from Loah and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra10 January 2018 (2018-01-10)
3Sharon Horgan, Senator Lynn Ruane and Donncha O'Callaghan.17 January 2018 (2018-01-17)
4Ruby Wax, Martin Hayes and Dr. Niamh Shaw. Music by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.24 January 2018 (2018-01-24)
5Imelda May, Blindboy Boatclub, and Nigel Owens, with music from the Waterboys.31 January 2018 (2018-01-31)
6Rosemary Smith, Damien Dempsey, Fiona Ni Fhlaithearta, Caitlín Nic Aoidh and Irial Ó Ceallaigh.7 February 2018 (2018-02-07)

Series 3 (2019)[edit]

No. in
GuestsOriginal air date
1Football legend Paul McGrath, Autism awareness campaigner Ciara-Beth Ní Griffin, and Offaly golfing sensation Shane Lowry. Music was by Zoë Conway, Máirtín O'Connor and Dónal Lunny.4 May 2019 (2019-05-04)
2Musician Adam Clayton, economist David McWilliams and actress Eileen Walsh. Music was by SOAK.11 May 2019 (2019-05-11)
3Stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard, Irish amateur boxer Kellie Harrington and Irish author and storyteller Eddie Lenihan. Music was by Wallis Bird and the Line Up Choir.25 May 2019 (2019-05-25)
4Gaelic games commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Life and Relationship Coach, Gráinne Carr and Irish television presenter and broadcaster Angela Scanlon. Music by Villagers with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra1 June 2019 (2019-06-01)
5Irish actor Barry Keoghan, Kellie Maloney and daughter, Sophie Maloney, and Irish actor Emmet Kirwan. Music was by Mick Pyro.8 June 2019 (2019-06-08)
6Fr. Brian D'Arcy, Irish singer-songwriters Sallay and Emma Garnett, and Dundalk tattooist, Baz Black. Music was by Junior Brother.15 June 2019 (2019-06-15)
7Comedian and actor, Jon Kenny, international motivational speaker, explorer, and author, Mark Pollock and Simone George, and Professor Aoife McLysaght. Music was by Chvrches22 June 2019 (2019-06-22)
8Irish singer-songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter Keith Duffy, Somali-Irish social activist Ifrah Ahmed and Irish Poet Paul Muldoon. Music was by American musical group Tank and the Bangas.29 June 2019 (2019-06-29)


  1. ^ "Tiernan calls himself the pup of Irish chat show hosts". RTE. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Everyone fell in love with the new Tommy Tiernan Show on RTÉ last night". Daily Edge. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  3. ^ "People were raving about the second episode of The Tommy Tiernan Show last night". Daily Edge. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2017.

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