The 2 Johnnies are seemingly returning to the telly.
Comedians Johnny “Smacks” McMahon and Johnny “Johnny B” O’Brien found success in the podcast game, before landing their own TV series. Starring in RTÉ’s The 2 Johnnies Do America and a follow-up show, The 2 Johnnies Take On…
And it is reported they will be back on our screen soon, with their new series, a live-studio show similar to Channel 4’s noughties hit TFI Friday.
The British series featured comedy skits, games for the audience to partake in and live music from some of the biggest bands of the time.
The Sunday World reported that RTÉ has already filmed the first episode and are hoping to order a full season.
They also reported fellow Tipperary native Roz Purcell would be their guest host during the inaugural episode, along with comedian Justine Stafford.
The duo currently host their own drive-time radio show on RTÉ 2fm, which has proved a hit with listeners. The publication claim one of their most popular radio segments will feature in the new show, with the parish quiz becoming the parish battle on the new series.
Prior to finding fame, Johnny Smacks worked as a butcher in a supermarket, while Johnny B was a hurley maker.
In 2016, they were asked to compere a local GAA gala, and decided to explore the entertainment industry after seeing the crowds reaction.
Following the success of their podcast, they began performing live shows and touring the US, UK, and Australia.