"You've a remarkable mind!" - Tommy Tiernan's chat with Michael D. Higgins was fantastic
The Tommy Tiernan Show is fast becoming one of the best talk shows around.
With the fast-and-loose but also incredibly intelligent and entertaining aspect of Tiernan not fully knowing who he is going to be interviewing as the show begins, there is a brilliant edginess to the set-up that you don't really get in any other talk-show.
Recent weeks have brought some amazing chats with the likes of Hozier and James Leonard, but Tiernan's reaction alone when he discovered that his first guest on Saturday night was going to be Michael D. Higgins himself was incredible.
We've known for some time that Tiernan and Higgins are good friends, frequently calling each other up just for the craic, and that friendship was hugely apparent during their conversation on the show.
The interview was all-encompassing, ranging from Higgins' recent visit to Auschwitz to how his love of reading as a child lead to his hunger for knowledge as an adult.
Tiernan also does a fantastic job of showing more of the man behind the President, revealing further that Higgins possesses a killer sense of humour, dishing out as many great one-liners as the comedian host himself.
You can watch a snippet from the interview below, and the full conversation will be made available on the RTE Player here.
Clip via RTÉ