Sunday 09 November 2008
RTÉ One, 6.30pm.
Gaybo Laughs Back is an hour-long special where Gay Byrne introduces us to some of the comedy highlights from his years at the helm of The Late Late Show. Gaybo Laughs Back - The DVD will be released on Nov 15th, and features over 40 minutes of bonus material.
Over his 37 year reign Gay played host to some of the biggest names in comedy, both Irish and international. Legends of global laughter such as Spike Milligan, John Cleese, Peter Cook and Billy Connolly all regularly visited The Late Late, providing some unforgettable TV moments, whilst the show itself became a launching pad for some of our own home grown stars with Tommy Tiernan, Patrick Kielty, Dermot Morgan, Brendan O'Carroll, D'Unbelievables, Dylan Moran and Kevin McAleer all making early appearances on the show.
Across this special hour-long show we get to see some real comedy gems - some planned, some not so planned. From Lenny Henry falling out of his chair and Gay being attacked by Emu to the perfect gag telling of Tom O'Connor, Maureen Potter and Frank Carson Gaybo Laughs Back proves that comedy is timeless and that as ringmasters go few could match Gay Byrne.