Tommy Tiernan has turned down a slot on an American comedy show because he feels it will interfere with his normal life.
The comedian has just wrapped the first season of his RTE programme, The Tommy Tiernan Show, and is eager to get started on series two as soon as possible.
Speaking to Cork’s Red FM, the 47-year-old revealed that he has no interest in working in the US, despite being asked to take part in a Comedy Central show.
“I got asked to do a show this morning in Los Angeles and I said no to it. I’m not addicted to TV. I’m not interested in the American market… I have much more of an interest in an organic life.
“For me to leave the house on a Thursday, drive down to Cork for shows and then come home on Sunday morning is normal for me,” he said.
Tommy also admitted to presenter Neil Prendeville that money isn’t his biggest motivator, and he has a huge amount of debt.
“I make enough to pay my bills but I don’t make much more than that. I’m a hippy but I spent a long time on the dole. I first signed on down in Cork in 1988 and I was so thrilled at the notion of getting money for nothing.
“I’m in the position where I’ve huge debts, so the money that I make – I make a lot of money – but I don’t see any of it.
“It kinda moves behind me… I don’t really see it but I know there’s enough there to keep me out of prison for the moment.”