At the end of two years that brought worldwide recognition to U2, the band talk to Gay Byrne about dealing with fame at home in Dublin.
- Title U2 Dealing With Fame
- 1st Broadcast 16/12/1988
- ContributorGay Byrne (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:28
- Material Type Video
- Series title The Late Late Show
- Clip title Stage Fright Bono?
- Extended description
Asked about how the members of U2 now cope with being famous Larry Mullen, Edge and Bono talk about how the public in Dublin treat them.
Larry Mullen says he doesn't mind being asked for autographs but if people hassle him he will tell them "to piss off."
Edge says that he finds he gets most attention from tourists in Dublin.
Bono recalls an ecounter with a fan in the toilets of a Dublin pub.
Edge tells a story of how U2's manager Paul McGuinness dealt with a fan looking for an autograph in public toilet.
Adam Clayton explains how he deals with fans.
'The Late Late Show' was intended to be a summer "filler" but proved so successful with the public that it became part of the regular schedule. The idea for the programme came from the show's producer, Tom McGrath, who wanted to present an Irish version of the American talk show 'The Tonight Show'.
Gay Byrne was to be the show's presenter and would remain so for the next 37 years. Tom McGrath's original idea was that the show would be informal and have the feel of people dropping in for a chat.
'The Late Late Show' became an important forum for the airing and debating of many issues in a changing Irish society.
The first programme of 'The Late Late Show' was broadcastat 11.20 pm, 6 July 1962. At the time, it was unusual to have a live talk and entertainment show on
so late in the day's viewing. On that first show, the guests were Count Cyril McCormack, Ken Gray, George Desmond Hodnett and Harry Thuillier. McGrath would go on to pioneer many other successful variety shows on Irish television.
Pat Kenny replaced Gay Byrne as presenter in 1999 and remained in that position for 10 years.The programme is still running today and is presented by Ryan Tubridy.
- Local keywords U2, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Fame, Fans, Pubs, Public Toilets
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1988
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier 95D00031
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
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