Thursday 22 August 2019

This week's Late Late Show has the year's quota of A-listers all on at once

Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow will appear on The Late Late Show on Friday night
Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow will appear on The Late Late Show on Friday night
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

You wonder why there are never any A-listers on Irish TV and suddenly the Late Late Show has them all on at once.

Friday's show will see Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell and John Lithgow joined by Peter Kay, Christy Moore, James Nesbitt and, a rising star Alison Spittle joining Ryan Tubridy in studio.

The first four stars were in town this week to attend the premiere of their new film Daddy's Home 2 and pre-recorded their interview in front of a live studio audience for Friday's show.

In the interview, they chat about working together on Daddy’s Home 2 and how the bane of every Irish father’s life – the immersion – features in one of the funniest scenes in the film.

Gibson will also talk about his friendship with President Michael D Higgins, filming Braveheart in Ireland and his ties to Longford.

Wahlberg discusses why nothing in life prepares you for being the father of a teenage daughter, losing money to P Diddy on the McGregor/Mayweather fight and meeting the Pope.

Ferrell, another son of ‘The O’Farrell County’, engages in a 'Longford-off' with Gibson and admits to being the most embarrassing dad on stage and Lithgow chats about his award-winning role as Winston Churchill in The Crown.

We're told all four of them do address the elephant in the room - the ongoing fallout from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others in Hollywood.

Fresh from announcing four Irish dates on his first stand-up tour in eight years for 2019, comedian, author, producer, director and actor Peter Kay will also pop in and reveal his Irish roots.

The legend that is Christy Moore has just released a new live album, On the Road, featuring performances drawn from the last three years. As well as a chat he'll also treat us to performances of some of his favourites.

As she basks in light of the early positive reviews for her new comedy series Nowhere Fast, Alison Spittle will also be in studio as will The Missing star James Nesbitt.

He'll reveal why he's supporting Holles Street’s RetCam appeal to raise funds for vital equipment to help save the eyesight of premature babies. He’ll also be chatting about what it was like to come back to the character that made him so famous in the Cold Feet revival and why he’s finding filming sex scenes even more awkward as he gets older.

Ham SandwicH will provide the music.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, November 17th at 9.35pm.

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