Brendan O’Carroll hopes Mrs Brown can put a smile on people’s faces amid coronavirus worries - Mrs Brown's Boys

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Brendan O’Carroll hopes Mrs Brown can put a smile on people’s faces amid coronavirus worries


It’s been a tough few days as Ireland battles COVID-19, the country has gone into lockdown and we sorely need some comic relief.

Brendan O’Carroll believes his new series is the perfect comfort-watch in these worrying times.

All Round To Mrs. Brown’s finally returns to Irish screens this Saturday, and if previous ratings are anything to go by, fans will be watching in their droves.


All Round to Mrs. Brown’s creator Brendan O’Carroll has said he hopes his comedy series will help people cope with the coronavirus outbreak. Pic: BBC


Brendan hopes that the wacky matriarch will provide some inspiration in these worrying times, and said: ‘People are scared. People are afraid of things like coronavirus and the state of the world.

‘When they get scared they get nostalgic. Mrs Brown is in tune with that. They’re getting a laugh out of it. They go, “Oh My God, Mrs Brown is not worried about coronavirus.

‘She’s not worried about Boris [Johnson]. She’s not worried about [Donald] Trump. [Mrs. Brown] is not worried about anything except where the next pound is coming from so she can buy dinner for the kids. She is like us, yet she is not afraid so I can watch this’.


The star said of the potential impact of his new series: ‘If they can tune in to something that is both nostalgic and funny it’s a double whammy for them.’ Pic: BBC



Brendan clearly feels a responsibility to lighten the national mood. ‘I’m going deep now. If they can tune in to something that is both nostalgic and funny it’s a double whammy for them,’ he told the Mail on Sunday. ‘Half an hour when they can switch off and not think about any of that s**t.’

Brendan recently told RTE Radio One’s The Ray D’Arcy Show that he is penning a new series about Irish peacekeepers called Lebanese Outpost.


‘The Irish Army are doing an amazing job out there,’ he said. ‘A lot of times they don’t get enough credit for it. Actually, not enough credit at home – they do get credit in other countries. They’re doing something very serious that I want to write a comedy about, and the closest I can get to it is M*A*S*H.’

‘I play the Commandant,’ O’Carroll continued. ‘All the cast of the show [Mrs. Brown’s Boys] are in it in different roles. It should be good fun,’ he added.

If all goes to plan, Lebanese Outpost will hit Irish screens in 2021.



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