Thursday 27 July 2017

So long, and thanks for all the 'Late Late' memories...

He may not be as familiar as those he's worked with, but outgoing producer Larry Masterson is a TV legend, says Liam Collins

Behind the scenes: Larry Masterson on the ‘Late Late’ set. The executive producer said the challenge was to keep the show relevant. Photo: Tony Gavin
Behind the scenes: Larry Masterson on the ‘Late Late’ set. The executive producer said the challenge was to keep the show relevant. Photo: Tony Gavin
Liam Collins

Liam Collins

When the credits roll at the end of The Late Late Show next Friday night, that of 'executive producer Larry Masterson' will be running for the final time.

Outside of television and the media, Masterson might not be that well-known - but, for insiders, he is something of a legend, whose career has spanned modern-day RTE, working with Mike Murphy and later Pat Kenny, Ryan Tubridy and Brendan O'Connor as the eminence grise of the chat show.

"I believe The Late Late Show should be like a good night out - a bit of chat, a bit of gossip and comedy, a bit of pathos and a good political row," he says. "I was talking to Graham Norton recently, and he said he still can't figure it out - it wouldn't work anywhere else in the world."

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