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Brendan Gleeson told James Corden that he embarrasses his kids by 'getting up in the morning'

Dads live to make a show of you. Even when you’re in your thirties.

PastedImage-13267 Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden/Youtube

BRENDAN GLEESON’S CHILDREN are now all in-and-around the age of thirty.

Despite that, when quizzed by James Corden over whether he ever does anything to embarrass his kids, Gleeson replied “Yeah. I get up in the morning.”

You’d never think that Domhnall, Brían, Fergus and Rúairí, whose father has clearly inspired (at least half of) their career paths, could be embarrassed by the man that most other Irish people view as a legend, if only for his role in Cáca Milis.


However, that’s just not the case.

Brendan told Corden that he views embarrassing his children as “his job as a father” and had a clear timeline of how the tradition comes about:

You start off where they don’t get your jokes and stuff like that and that’s kind of charming and everything. Then they start to get them and that’s even better. Then they think they’re brilliant and that’s even better. And then… They think they’re absolutely useless. That’s when you start saying right… this is the time to embarrass them.

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Of course Brendan Gleeson wasn’t the only embarrassing dad on the couch. Chef Gordon Ramsay shared a story about embarrassing his teenage daughter Tilly (Matilda) at her water polo class.

I sneaked in to Crystal Palace Sports Centre, got up to the top ten metre board and at the end of their lesson shouted down ‘Tilly! I’m up here!’ and I had this tight pair of Speedos on.

At this point Brendan Gleeson interjected “Good man… Good man.”

Tilly wasn’t as impressed as Brendan Gleeson though.

She replied “Dad. Seriously? Are you f**king kidding me?”

The joke backfired on Gordon a little bit as he expresses his shame about not being able to dive off of the highest board into the pool, but rather taking a walk of shame back down the ladder backwards with his “arse all hanging out.”

Just be thankful that Gordon Ramsay is not your father.

Source: The Late Late Show with James Corden/YouTube


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