As a native New Yorker, Des decides to go in search for a true rite of passage into Ireland by learning Irish in Connemara's Gaeltacht.
This week the reality of Des's challenge sets in as he heads to Irish college and joins the local GAA football club.
This week Des struggles to get his head around Irish grammar and turns to Hip Hop for help.
Inspired by his trip to an Oireachtas in Westport, Des travels around the country to visit the different Gaeltacht areas.
This week Des returns to the States and discovers that he's not the only American struggling to learn Irish.
The big night has finally arrived; is Des ready for his first comedy gig as gaeilge?