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. 36 episodes (3 series), 2011 - 2020. Stars Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Paddy Houlihan, Rory Cowan and others.

Press Clippings

Viewers complain about Mrs. Brown replacing MOTD

With Gary Lineker and his team of BBC pundits out of a job for a few weeks, it was announced that Brendan O'Carroll's comedy show would be the thing to be shown in Match of the Day's 10.25pm time slot. One tweeter wrote: "Mrs Brown's Boys is worse than Covid-19. Have a heart."

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 14th March 2020

Introducing someone to Mrs Brown's Boys

Find us a more faithful representation of Irish life.

Wayne Farry, JOE, 4th March 2020

Roy Chubby Brown 'deserves credit' for Mrs Brown's Boys

The Teesside comic's manager, Tony Jo, took to Facebook to make the claim about the BBC smash-hit. Mr Jo says the show is inspired by Chubby's act - and claimed the Grangetown-born entertainer's fans could "finish every gag".

Mike Brown, Teesside Gazette, 15th February 2020

Why we're coming round to Mrs Brown

Critics love to sniff and sneer at the mightily popular recorded "as live" sitcom Mrs Brown's Boys, but it is clever, it's funny - hilariously so.

Fiona Phillips, The Mirror, 7th February 2020

Roll over Fleabag, Mrs Brown got the priest first

Stewart Lee asks why do we view the experimentation of Mrs Brown's Boys as naive and the same techniques used by Phoebe Waller-Bridge in The Flea Bag (as he calls it) as genius?

Stewart Lee, The Observer, 2nd February 2020

How Mrs Brown defied the sneers to win the last laugh

The hugely popular BBC show got the top TV comedy award - and a barrage of abuse on Twitter and beyond. Our writer explains why its creator needn't give a feck.

Rory Carroll, The Guardian, 1st February 2020

Mrs Brown's Boys deserved last laugh over comedy snobs

Mrs Brown's Boys has never been admired by the intelligentsia nor the critics, but it is hugely popular. Millions of viewers, including my own dear mother, love it, finding it hilarious.

Jan Moir, Daily Mail, 31st January 2020

Mrs Brown's Boys culture wars are part of a wokelash

Mrs Brown's Boys culture wars are part of a wokelash against liberal snobs.

Catriona Stewart, The Herald, 30th January 2020

Face it, Mrs Brown's Boys is funnier than smug Gervais

Our columnist has a sneaky confession to make after the public outcry over Mrs Brown's Boys' fifth National Television Award win over Fleabag and Ricky Gervais's Netflix comedy After Life.

Anila Baig, The Mirror, 30th January 2020

Of course Mrs Brown's Boys beat Fleabag at the NTAs

Whatever the reason Mrs Brown's Boys beat out some of the most acclaimed TV comedies of the decade (and, in Fleabag's case, all time), the fact remains that it did. Rather than whinge about it, this should be a chance for those with the ability to determine what is "good" and what is "bad" to remember that our word is not gospel.

Emily Baker, i Newspaper, 29th January 2020