British Comedy Guide

Mrs. Brown's Boys. Image shows from L to R: Buster Brady (Danny O'Carroll), Grandad Brown (Dermot O'Neill), Dino Doyle (Gary Hollywood), Rory Brown (Rory Cowan), Cathy Brown (Jennifer Gibney), Mark Brown (Pat Shields), Betty Brown (Amanda Woods), Winnie McGoogan (Eilish O'Carroll), Dermot Brown (Paddy Houlihan), Agnes Brown (Brendan O'Carroll), Maria Nicholson / Brown (Fiona O'Carroll). Copyright: BBC / BocPix.

Mrs. Brown's Boys

BBC One sitcom starring Brendan O'Carroll. 32 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

Press Clippings

Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 nominations

The nominations for the Scottish Comedy Awards 2018 have been announced. Various stand-up comedians, TV shows and radio programmes are shortlisted.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2018

Mrs Brown's Boys stars to film BBC panel show For Facts Sake

BBC One is making For Facts Sake, a new panel show hosted by Brendan O'Carroll and starring other members of the Mrs Brown's Boys cast as team captains.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd February 2018

O'Carroll & Gibney share near €1m in dividends

Brendan O'Carroll continues to profit from his hugely successful Mrs Brown's Boys show with recently filed accounts showing the comedian and his wife, actress Jennifer Givney shared a near €1 million payout last year.

Charlie Taylor, The Irish Times, 16th January 2018

David Jason: Mrs Brown's Boys is too rude for families

The Only Fools and Horses star says he thinks the show, starring Brendan O'Carroll, is "very funny" but believes the "language is a bit strong".

The Mirror, 12th January 2018

Seasons come and seasons go, but the show Michael Gove calls "pure genius", the omega to Father Ted's alpha, remains defiantly unchanged, even at Christmas, despite the addition of a bit of tinsel on the set. Father Damien sets up a Neighbourhood Watch patrol; Cathy has another terrible internet date ("I need a man!" Mrs Brown: "Don't look at me!") and there's a whole lot of fecking going on. In a word: untaxing.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 1st January 2018

Is Mrs Brown's Boys comedy gold or TV at its worst?

After Brendan O'Carroll's series dominates the Christmas Day ratings, Ian Hyland and Sara Wallis tell why they love or hate the show.

Sara Wallis & Ian Hyland, The Mirror, 27th December 2017

Snobbery against Mrs Brown's Boys is of concern

I've only ever caught scraps of Mrs Brown's Boys, and I have to confess that while I've tried, I've been unable to get through a full episode. But while I'm not a fan millions of people are. Once again it's one of the most watched shows over Christmas. And this is why the scorn and elitist snobbery that surrounds it from 'taste makers' irritates me beyond reason.

Andrew Johnson, i Newspaper, 26th December 2017

Rory Cowan admits he has 'no interest' in watching show

It might have been the most watched show of Christmas Day - but one person who wasn't tuned in to Mrs Brown's Boys was original star Rory Cowan.

Caroline Westbrook, Metro, 26th December 2017

Mrs. Brown's Boys wins Christmas ratings battle

6.8 million viewers - 32.6% of the TV-watching public - watched the special edition of the hit sitcom starring Brendan O'Carroll and various members of his real-life family.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 26th December 2017

Why YOU love Mrs Brown's Boys

We asked the fans why they loved Brendan O'Carroll's comedy creation - here's what they had to say.

Sarah Doran, Radio Times, 25th December 2017

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