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The 2 Johnnies Late Night Lock In kicks-off this October

As announced on Friday night’s Late Late Show, The 2 Johnnies will front a brand-new show this October in the form of The 2 Johnnies Late Night Lock In.

The adrenaline fuelled six-part series will feature comedy and entertainment from the Tipperary duo, who will be joined each evening by some well-known pals for shenanigans down the “local”. Listeners to the presenter’s RTÉ 2FM radio show will be thrilled to learn that the new series will feature the television debut of The Parish Quiz, as well as music from Johnny B, Johnny Smacks, and guest collaborators throughout the series.


The show will shine a light on all things Irish – bringing viewers on a celebration of the great characters, humour, music, fun and silliness to be found in pubs throughout the country. As charismatic and fearless hosts, The 2 Johnnies will bring it all together during an hour of unpredictable chaos.


The 2 Johnnies are today, putting a call out for people with great stories, hidden talents, and groups eager to represent their parish in The Parish Quiz to get in touch. Email casting@greeninc.tv to take part!


Speaking about the new six-part series, Johnny Smacks said: “It’s a show by the people for the people, so get a head start on the weekend, and embrace the madness!”


Johnny B added: “People told us we’re not real comedians, we’re just the funny lads down the pub, so we said we’ll film our new TV show in a pub! Our whole reason for doing what we do is to get the mad scones of Ireland on TV and on the radio, there are so many funny, wild characters on this island, this show is a celebration of them.”


Alan Tyler, Group Head of Entertainment, Comedy and Music at RTÉ said: “Unfiltered, unstoppable, unmissable, the Two Johnnies delivered a hugely exciting pilot show and we can’t wait to bring audiences the full series. They also made it very clear that they would be paying me a visit if I didn’t agree to write this.”


Speaking about the series, Justin Healy, Commissioning Editor for Comedy, RTÉ added: “We are delighted to announce this commission. The Two Johnnies have been on the radar for some time, so it’s great to have worked with them to get to this point and design a show around their unique ability to engage and resonate with a contemporary youthful Irish audience.”


The 2 Johnnies Late Night Lock In begins on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player in October.


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