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Steve Saul | 16:39 UK time, Friday, 28 January 2011


You may have seen trailers for Mrs. Brown's Boys in between our comedy shows on TV.  Wondering who the hell she is? Be baffled no more.

Despite her army of passionate fans, Mrs. Brown is the UK’s best-kept comedy secret.

Brendan O’Carroll has only ever committed to strictly limited seasons in live venues in Eire, Scotland, and the North of England. And he's always refused TV.  

Until now.

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Brendan will be joined on screen by a unique cast: his family.

They've all trod the boards together for years, touring and honing the world of Mrs Brown before bringing it to your television screens. Brendan's real-life wife Jennifer Gibney as Cathy, his daughter Fiona O'Carroll as Maria, his son Danny O'Carroll as Buster, and his sister Eilish O’Carroll as Winnie McGoogan.

The theatre show, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, has been a sell-out success for a number of years in Eire and the UK, and this new six part series is jam-packed with all the laughs, surprises and drama fans can expect from the live shows.

Mrs. Brown's Boys begins on BBC One in February.

Got a question for Mrs. Brown? Don't miss your chance to #AskMrsBrown.


  • Comment number 1.

    I LMAO! This is hysterical!

  • Comment number 2.

    Having seen all of the Mrs Brown shows in the theatre, more than once might i add, bbc viewers are in for a real treat, Brendan O'Carroll and family are hilarious and I thoroughly look forward to the tv series as do my teenage sons who have had to listen to me rave about Mrs Brown and her boys.

  • Comment number 3.

    Haven't watched the clip, have no idea who this Brown women is, and don't care really, however, we have yet another example of the BBC taking the mick.

    Description of overall blog:

    Funny stuff from the heart of the BBC Comedy Department.

    Actual blog:

    Advertisement for yet another BBC program, not even a joke, not one.

  • Comment number 4.

    Don't knock it till you've seen it! Chill out, relax and enjoy the ride - the one liners are absoultely hilarious. I have been to see all the live shows in Manchester and she has never failed to make me laugh from the beginning of the show till the end. Congrats to the cast and hope all goes well on the TV. Really looking forward to watching the show on the TV.

  • Comment number 5.

    My wife and I haven't laugh that hard in a long time while watching a TV program. Great show just hilarious!

  • Comment number 6.

    At last!!! Something to rival Lee Nelson's Well Good show as the worst comedy ever commissioned by the BBC.

  • Comment number 7.

    I've seen the Mrs Brown shows in Liverpool, where they are a sell out. If people take offence at swear words or its not to their taste then they need not watch. Brendan and his family are hilarious - son Rory is still to come. Thanks BBC for bringing the show to our living room and something we can have a good laugh at. I know the younger members of our family and their friends have been discussing the show on their social web chat site. I hope we get another series.

  • Comment number 8.

    Just watch the show . I have never laughed as much .A great escape from these troubled times .Keep up the good work

  • Comment number 9.

    Absolutly hysterical! we havn't laughed so much in a long time & are aching in places we didn't know we had !!!! my husband nearly died laughing so i'm upping his insurance & keeping my fingers crossed -maybe next time ! Whoever says this isn't funny must have had their sense of humour surgicaly removed - BRILLIANT !!!! why only the north of England Mrs brown ?? Travel south and spread some cheer !!

  • Comment number 10.

    i absolutely love this series. i have not laughed at something so much for ages. it is brilliant comedy. i have created 4 more fans of this programme by telling them about it. its hard to describe this type of humour ... sort of les dawson meets an irish billy connolly????? whatever, a really great comedy. keep it coming.

  • Comment number 11.

    The best comedy on the bbc for years brilliant, just one thing it should carry a health warning l laughed so much l,ve pulled a muscle in my stomach, let have more plz

  • Comment number 12.

    Fantastic the best comedy I seen in a long time. We need more fun on our TV`s like this, Mrs Brown your a god send Just brilliant

  • Comment number 13.

    I have only seen this on iplayer, never again. Without a doubt, this is juvenile comedy that makes me cringe, so unsubtle and demeaning to women, the lead character is vile and attention seeking and so not funny. I am a normal bloke and I find it very offensive, the bikini wax sketch was so sad. Send it back to wence it came.

  • Comment number 14.

    "Demeaning to women" says a "normal bloke"
    How would he know ? he's a bloke, and normal !! Every woman I know absolutely loves this show, and all found the "bikini wax" sketch so funny they cried. So please "normal bloke" get off your soapbox and look for your funny bone. Offensive my A**e, you clearly have no sense of humour. Political correctness will die a death, lets hope its a swift one.

  • Comment number 15.

    Ah, the genius of Brendan O'Carroll is finally unleashed to the whole of the UK...I've been a big fan of his for a long time, have read all of his books and have been dying to see 'Mrs Brown' in the flesh (so to speak) for years...can't wait until next Easter, got tickets for 2 nights in Manchester.

    If you haven't enjoyed Mrs Browns Boys on BBC, then I would recommend that you a) read the fantastic trilogy of stories, written by Brendan O'Carroll; b) watch the sitcom series DVD's...all 7 of them, they are about an hour long each and tell the stories we have seen on BBC, just in a slightly different way; and finally, c) wake up and smell the teapot!

    Last bit....the muscial ending to the BBC shows was amazing! The 'Father Quinn' song was brilliant.

    MORE PLEASE!!!!!


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