Conor Tivnan & Leah Ring
This week, we take a look at the team behind the longest running chat show in the world – The Late Late Show. It has been prime time Friday night viewing in Irish homes up and down the country for over 50 years and we are going to cast an eye over the current team who are looking to continue to bring even more success in the future.
Ryan Tubridy – Presenter
Tubridy, or Tubs as he is affectionately known as, took over the reins of The Late Late Show from Pat Kenny in September 2009. When Tubridy began, he restored some of the old favourites from the 1960s, such as the catchphrase “one for everybody in the audience” and the original theme tune. Tubs’ first show was an enormous success. His first guest was then Taoiseach Brian Cowen and 1.6m people tuned in that night. The show began in 1962 and is still as popular as ever.
John McMahon – Producer @JohnMcMahonIrl
John McMahon is the new Producer of The Late Late Show. He was appointed at the start of the new series in September 2014, and it sees him team up every Friday night with his long term colleague, Ryan Tubridy. The pair reinvented the breakfast show on 2FM – a show that catapulted Tubridy into the big league of Irish broadcasters. John has vast experience in TV and radio, having worked with RTÉ for almost 20 years. He has had several different roles at the national broadcaster including content webmaster, television schedule planning, Head of 2FM and since the start of this year, TV producer of the Late Late Show.