“They’re no craic, the English.” Viewers loved Tommy Tiernan’s interview with Donncha O’Callaghan
“Would you come in for a week and do craic lessons?”
The Tommy Tiernan Show is fast becoming a highlight of the week for TV viewers in Ireland and with good reason too.
Tiernan’s comedy stylings aren’t necessarily for everyone, but he has shown himself to be a natural interviewer, even allowing for the fact that he doesn’t know who he’s going to be in conversation with until they appear in front of him.
On Wednesday night, Sharon Horgan, Senator Lynn Ruane and Donncha O’Callaghan were the guests and all three went down a storm with the watching audience.
Before Tommy could get a word in, O’Callaghan, no stranger to the big stage, admitted that he had never been as nervous in his life, but they quickly engaged in a chat that proved interesting and entertaining in equal measure.
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) January 17, 2018
After O’Callaghan described how he got the shiner and the stitches on his eye, they spoke about the lack of craic amongst his English colleagues in the Worcester dressing room.
“They’re no craic, the English. Tommy, I’m serious. They’re sound, they’re really nice people, they’re polite, there’s no craic. Would you come in for a week and do craic lessons?” O’Callaghan said.
“See I kind of stopped gigging in England for that very reason,” Tiernan replied.
“I wouldn’t say English people are no craic because there are some fantastically brilliant English people but I think there is, culturally… my stupid theory on it would be that they don’t see the wisdom in undermining what they see around them as much as we do,” he added.
Tiernan and O’Callaghan also spoke about the frightening physicality in rugby these days, Donncha’s innocence and charm, fake tans and the snip (you’ll need to see the interview to explain that one) in a chat that was incredibly well received.
— Aidan O Mahony (@GmailMahony) January 17, 2018
Just catching up on the #tommytiernan show @RTEOne with @docallaghan4 - Donncha is totally my fav guest ever! A seriously #talented, #ambitious, #honest, #humble & hilarious family man. Wishing you all the best with fake tan Donncha!!! 🤣😜🙌🏻
— Niamh O'Connor RD (@CorkNutrition) January 17, 2018
Really enjoyed the Donncha O'Callaghan interview on the Tommy Tiernan Show!!
— Mark Bartley (@MarkBartley95) January 17, 2018
— Ben O'Sullivan (@Spinnaker0_1) January 17, 2018
Donncha O'Callaghan was an excellent guest on The Tommy Tiernan Show, very funny and honest.
— Dylan Prendergast (@MrXathon) January 17, 2018
— Tim O'Regan 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@Timoregandub) January 17, 2018
— dee (@Deids425) January 17, 2018
— Marcus Clifford (@SucramDrofflic) January 17, 2018
Just witnessed one fantastic quality interview with @docallaghan4 on the Tommy Tiernan show, honest, fun and beautiful.
— Mairtín Anois (@matierney1) January 17, 2018
— Daithi White (@The_Dot_White) January 17, 2018
You would listen to @docallaghan4 all night long some crack and tell it as it is.
— Sean Og Brady (@sogbrady) January 17, 2018