Brendan O_'Carroll as Mrs Brown

Brendan O’Carroll as Mrs Brown in BBC’s Mrs. Brown’s Boys

A fictional woman called Brown
Is the latest talk of the town
It seems her chat show
Is now good to go
Which will make the highbrow types frown.

John Moynes

Pic: BBC

23 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. mildred st. meadowlark

    I think Brendan O Connor seems like a decent sort, with a big heart and love for his fellow Irishman. But I cannot stand Mrs Brown, or her boys.

    1. Nigel

      I admire him because he’s professional as all get out, but Mrs Brow is like fingernails on a blackboard to me. I would like to see a GK Chesterton mashup called father Brown’s Boys, though.

      Or would I?

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          I saw his show about 1916: it was really good. No doubting he’s a smart man and his mother was a formidable woman.

    2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      BOC was a total plonker (putting it mildly) but age has sorted him out. His family circumstances made him a nicer person, I think: he has written about his daughter publicly so I don’t think it’s off limits to mention it.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Ah Jaysus. I’m totally confused. You said O’Connor, so I forgot what the whole post was about and wrote about him instead. DELETE!

  2. Daisy Chainsaw

    It’s not my type of humour, but his ratings can’t be dismissed. Millions love his stuff and he’s making hay while the sun shines. Good luck to him.

    1. postmanpat

      Mrs. Merton was a woman playing a older woman and it worked. The man dressed as a woman in and of itself isn’t funny. Brendan O’Carroll is riding the coat tails of extremely talented British comedians who could pull it off. Eerily convincing at times. Coogan and the guys from a League of Gentlemen being recent examples. O’Carroll on the other hand, plagiarizes sitcom gags from decades ago. Now he thinks he’s Dame Edna? It’s an national embarrassment. Even Lilly Savage dropped the act when he was slipping into the wrong side of history. There’s no accounting for taste I suppose.

  3. Kieran NYC

    I wonder when the trend for comedy-focused chat shows will end and we get a new version of the Parky-style

    It’ll also put “Wossy” out of a job finally

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