Monday 19 February 2018

Snaptastic first show that hasn't led to online abuse - Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show on TV3
Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show on TV3
Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show on TV3 - Jason Byrne with Russell Kane
Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show on TV3 Episode 3 Pamela Flood and Jason Byrne at the debs
Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show on TV3 - Johnny Vegas
Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show on TV3 - Jason recreating his slow dance with an audience member
Jason Byrne and Kate Humble of the WIld Things show on set Nov 12th 2014
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

Comedian Jason Byrne has said that his TV3 show is the first one that hasn’t led to online abuse.

“I’ve never enjoyed doing a show so much,” he admitted.

“Normally you watch Twitter and Facebook with your eyes squinted because it’s just what happens – the show comes on and you get people saying you’re sh*t, we hate you, we hope you die.

“But we haven’t had one negative comment with this show which is unbelievable.”

His Snaptastic Show sees celebs join him to chat about their old pictures and this Thursday’s instalment will see a photo of the host resurface.

The 43-year-old went to his debs with presenter and former model Pamela Flood. 

On set, the pair chat about whether or not he should have kissed his date all those years ago.

Jason has racked up several TV credits in his 20-year career including Anonymous and Father and Son, an ill-fated sitcom with the BBC that lasted just one season.

This time around however, the live studio show is very different.

“I think it’s the nearest thing to my live show that I’ve ever done,” he said.

“It’s the first time I’ve been completely happy with something I’ve done – I’m really proud of it.

“We had to stop filming one day because the camera man was laughing so much the camera was shaking.”

“That’s when you know that the show is really funny.”

The Dubliner is keen to return for a second series.

“I’ve already had people call me up to say they are appearing,” he told the Herald.

The funnyman – who is soon heading to Australia for a live tour – said that while he keeps an eye on ratings, he refuses to take them too seriously at this early stage.

“Ratings don’t really matter. People are still just starting to find our show so it’s totally fine.”

Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show airs this Thursday 26th February at 9pm on TV3 

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