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RTÉ announce the return of The Tommy Tiernan Show

The comedian will be back on our screens this summer

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The Tommy Tiernan Show will return to RTÉ One on Saturday, May 4th.

Running over eight weeks on Saturday nights on RTÉ One, the comedian will be faced with a plethora of guests, and as always he may not have a clue who they are when he welcomes them to the stage.

The show’s previous series have produced many water cooler moments, including memorable chats with Aslan frontman Christy Dignam, rugby referee Nigel Jones and comedian Ruby Wax.

Speaking ahead of the return of the show, Tommy said: “The chat show is unusual in the way that it creates a space where anything can happen and I feel very lucky to be in the hands of such wonderful researchers who really are the people that put the whole thing together.”

“I just turn up and talk, they’re the ones who curate it. The guests as well show a remarkable amount of generosity in agreeing to do it with me because its a conversation without a safety net.”

Justin Healy, Executive Producer RTÉ Comedy Commissioning said: “We are very excited to bring Tommy’s unique take on the chat show to Saturday nights on RTÉ One. Tommy has a way of connecting with people instantly, a skill which is a joy to watch.”

“To have a host completely in the dark as to who is going to walk on to the set is a gamble that only Tommy could pull off. From internationally known stars to lesser known faces, Tommy gets them to reveal an awful lot of themselves which at times is compelling and at times uncomfortable, but always engaging. Tommy is unprepared for this show in the best way possible.”

The Tommy Tiernan Show airs on RTÉ One from Saturday May 4th at 9.30pm.