Tommy Tiernan hit the headlines last summer with what were perceived as horrifically anti-semitic remarks on stage in County Laois. . To Gay Byrne, who knows him well, this outburst was mystifying (really? Did he not watch THAT Late Late show?), since he doesn't imagine for a moment that Tommy espouses those obnoxious views. Tommy sets out to explain why, in his view, the stage gives him not only a licence, but a sacred duty, to say the unsayable, whatever the consequences. Religion proves a surprisingly strong element in his make-up.