Interview: The 2 Johnnies on going global

The Tipperary duo launched their comedy podcast two years ago and it has now been signed up by global streaming platform Spotify

Johnny B O’Brien and Johnny ‘Smacks’ McMahon aka The 2 Johnnies: ‘We knew we had a lot to say.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Adorning the walls behind Johnny B O’Brien and Johnny ‘Smacks’ McMahon is a collection of prints, posters and fan-made art.

“This 2 Johnnies sign was painted by a charity in Uganda,” O’Brien says, pointing to a large piece over his left shoulder. He tilts the laptop, revealing a display of GAA jerseys and an old unit “from my parents’ days”. It once housed “bits of rock from Egypt”, but is now chock-a-block with memorabilia, awards ...