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Mrs Brown's Boys dominated UK comedy sales during 2012.
Digital Spy, 12th March 2013
A grandad has told how he laughed so hard at hit telly show Mrs Brown's Boys he suffered a heart attack.
The Sun, 11th February 2013
The third series of Mrs Brown's Boys has come to an end with some fans calling the finale 'amazing' while others blasted the show as 'irritating'.
Written by Ann Lee. Metro, 5th February 2013
Could Mrs Brown's Boys on BBC1 be the worst comedy ever transmitted on British television?
Written by Brian Viner. The Daily Mail, 4th February 2013
The critics loathe it, calling it 'crass', and 'lazy trash'. But Brendan O'Carroll's sitcom has attracted an enormous, loyal following. Where did it come from and why is it so loved?
Written by Brian Logan. The Guardian, 29th January 2013
Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville is being lined up to star in a film based on Mrs Brown's Boys.
Written by Laura Armstrong. The Sun, 29th January 2013
One reviewer called the opening episode "jaw-droppingly past its sell-by date", while another said it was a mystery that the series was ever ≠commissioned. But that mystery was not so hard to solve this Christmas when it was the star attraction in the ratings war.
The Daily Express, 25th January 2013
Brendan O'Carroll has said that he cannot go about pleasing critics with Mrs Brown's Boys.
Written by Catriona Wrightman and Kate Goodacre. Digital Spy, 24th January 2013
Can't stand the sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys? You're not alone. Take some solace in our trailer for the episode we all want to see.
Huffington Post, 22nd January 2013
Brendan O'Carroll says Mrs Brown's Boys saved his life when he plunged into depression over a £2.2million debt.
Written by Laura Armstrong. The Sun, 22nd January 2013
More than seven million of you watched Mrs Brown's Boys - Brendan O'Carroll's fabulously foul-mouthed, warm-hearted cross-dressing Irish comedy - last week. Now that Mrs Brown is in her third series, the BBC must be wondering what the heck it was playing at when it assumed that My Family was the sitcom British TV audiences really wanted.
Dave Cohen tries to understand how anyone could enjoy Mrs Brown's Boys.
Written by Dave Cohen. Chortle, 11th January 2013
Two-part special pulls 11.7m and 10.7m using consolidated figures, eclipsed over Christmas only by Strictly Come Dancing.
Written by John Plunkett. The Guardian, 4th January 2013
Irritating relatives, terrible jokes, mindless banter: the perfect accompaniment to a family Christmas
Written by Grace Dent. The Independent, 29th December 2012
In a way, this defiantly old-fashioned adult panto is TV's brightest emblem of the true spirit of Christmas, seeing as the only reasoned response to watching it is a solemnly uttered "Jesus Christ."
Created by and starring a genuine comedic genius, Brendan O'Carroll, Mrs. Brown's Boys is just-about the funniest, cleverest and most seemingly-effortless comedy on British television, deconstructing the classic structures of conventional sitcom and adding great clumps of Rabelaisian filth.
Mrs Brown's Boys has been a surprise success - winning a Bafta for best sitcom and gathering up to eight million viewers on BBC One. It returns for a third series, starting with two Christmas specials on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Its creator and star Brendan O'Carroll explains how it took 20 years to become an overnight success.
Written by Steven Brocklehurst. BBC News, 23rd December 2012
The cast of Mrs Brown's Boys have today announced a UK stadium tour for next year.
Written by Jordan Howell. iMediaMonkey, 27th November 2012
The first time I saw Brendan O'Carroll on stage, I laughed until I cried. Mrs Agnes Brown had finally made her long-awaited Edinburgh debut. That was in 2008 at the Playhouse. I found him funny. Still do.
Written by Liam Rudden. The Scotsman, 8th November 2012
Mrs Brown's Boys has cemented its popularity in the UK with high ratings for its Saturday night repeats.
Written by Paul Millar. Digital Spy, 25th June 2012
The references to gays are horribly unfunny, the show's heavy-handed Oirishness makes me uncomfortable and many of the jokes are so old you could supply the punchlines. But there's an undeniable warmth to this show and it's filled with big laughs because of Brendan O'Carroll's superb clowning.
Written by Veronica Lee. The Arts Desk, 15th June 2012
Brendan O'Carroll's sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys is a hit with youngsters suffering autism.
The Sun, 6th June 2012
Brendan O'Carroll confirms that Mrs Brown's Boys: The Film is set to happen. But it's a while off yet...
Written by Simon Brew. Den of Geek, 29th May 2012
Brendan O'Carroll has turned down a "ridiculous" amount of money to take Mrs Brown's Boys to the US.
JOE, 3rd April 2012
Brendan O'Carroll's hit comedy series Mrs Brown's Boys has sold more than a million DVDs since it hit the shelves last October.
Written by Allison Bray. Independent Ireland, 11th February 2012