The Meaning Of Life with Gay Byrne

Programme 2

Gay Byrne with comedian Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan
Tommy Tiernan hit the headlines last summer with what were perceived as horrifically anti-semitic remarks. To Gay Byrne, who knows him well, this outburst was mystifying, since he doesn't imagine for a moment that Tommy espouses those obnoxious views.

Tommy sets out to explain why, in his view, the stage gives him not only a licence, but a sacred duty, to say the unsayable, whatever the consequences. Religion proves a surprisingly strong element in his make-up.