Make 'Em Laugh (TV series)

Make 'Em Laugh is an Irish comedy show hosted by [[Gay Byrne] who had just retired from presenting The Late Late Show - which after The Johnny Carson Show in the USA ended, became the longest running live studio chat show on broadcast TV. The studio-based clip show aired for one series in 1999 and featured Byrne taking a look at some classic comedy moments from the RTÉ Archives.The tile and the title music was derived from the song performed by Donald O’Connor in the classic Hollywood movie 'Singin'in the Rain'. In the year's Top 20 'most watched programmes of the year' poll Make "Em Laugh was at No.7. This series spawned later similar ideas trawling the RTE Archives like Gaybo Laughs Back with the latest idea still airing in 2019 hosted by Pat Shortt. [1]

Make 'Em Laugh
Written byBilly McGrath
Directed byPeter O'Doherty
Presented byGay Byrne
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)John Masterson
Kevin Linehan
Producer(s)Billy McGrath
Production location(s)RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Tyrone Productions
Original networkRTÉ One
Original release6 September 
25 October 1999
Related showsGaybo Laughs Back


  1. "Make 'Em Laugh". Battle of the Axe. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
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