Brendan Gleeson’s son Domhnall calls out US chat show host for butchering his name

BRENDAN Gleeson’s son, Domhnall, has called American animator Stephen Colbert.

The actor appeared on the popular American show The Late Show last week.


Domhnall Gleeson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last weekCredit: CBS
Domhnall Gleeson and his father Brendan Gleeson


Domhnall Gleeson and his father Brendan GleesonCredit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Stephen had mispronounced his name in a previous interview with Steve Carrell and Domhnall made sure to call him about it.

Domhnall said, “A few weeks ago you had Steve Carrell on the show and you said ‘Now on this show you’re with Dom-nom-nal Gleeson’.”

Stephen started laughing and replied, “Yes, I said Dom-nom-nal.”

Domhnall added: “It was a car accident. It was a mess.”

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The show host tried to justify himself and said, “Well you can’t blame me, Irish names are impossible.”

The 39-year-old then pointed out the irony of Stephen’s second name being spelled Colebert but actually pronounced as Cole-bear.

Domhnall told him, “I’m not going to take that from a Colbert!”

Stephen burst out laughing and shook her hand.

He said, “He’s a good cop. Sorry about that.”

Domhnall’s fans all praised him for calling Stephen.

Amy tweeted a clip from the show and said: “Deeply obsessed with Domhnall Gleeson calling out Stephen Colbert for shaming the pronunciation of his name.”

Siobhan commented, “I’m sick of my name being dragged. Petrol gripper, good man Domhnall.”

Jonathan said: “He was very funny. Great job.”

Patrick tweeted: “Awesome.”


Domhnall’s father, Brendan Gleeson, hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend with a special guest.

The Harry Potter star’s opening monologue was crushed by an appearance from his friend and colleague Colin Farrell.

The sketch shows the couple, who worked together on the film In Bruges, as one pal in need and the other fed up.

However, in the beginning, Brendan does his part.

He says: “I’m not really into telling jokes, so I thought I’d play you a tune instead.

“Can I have my mandolin please? This is the first piece I ever learned.

“My family had varying degrees of musicality.

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“My lovely Aunt Nell, for example, was famous because her high note could break glass.

“All the kids were terrified of her singing at any moment, especially the kids with glasses.”

Stephen Colebert was in the points after Domhnall Gleeson called him out


Stephen Colebert was in the points after Domhnall Gleeson called him outCredit: CBS

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