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There was a surprisingly touching speech at the end of Mrs Brown's Boys last night

“If you ever feel lonely or a bit down, turn on the television and flick to comedy.”

howto Source: RTÉ Player

LOVE IT OR loathe it, Mrs. Brown’s Boys is a comedy phenomenon.

Last night, a live episode of the sitcom was broadcast simultaneously on RTÉ One and BBC One, and tons of people tuned in.


At the end of the episode, Brendan O’Carroll delivered a monologue in character in which he outlined the importance of comedy in dark, uncertain times.

Do you know the older I get, the more I see this world is becoming disposable. Disposable nappies, disposable cell phones, disposable governments — even disposable banks. It doesn’t seem like there’s anything you can depend on anymore. Well, let me tell you this. If you ever feel lonely or a bit down, turn on the television and flick to comedy. Have yourself a good laugh. From Dad’s Army to Fawlty Towers to Only Fools and Horses. We’ll be there. You can depend on that.

And then he did a mic drop.

mrsbrown Source: RTÉ Player

The sentiment appears to have resonated with viewers with many taking to Twitter to commend O’Carroll for the speech.

Agnes out.

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