“They’re no craic, the English.” Viewers loved Tommy Tiernan’s interview with Donncha O’Callaghan 3 years ago

“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.

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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.

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.

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“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.

You can catch up on the O'Callaghan interview and the show in full on the RTÉ Player.

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