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EXCLUSIVE Brendan O'Carroll: 'I'd rather cut my throat than write for critics'


His TV show Mrs Brown’s Boys is hit not only in the UK but all around the world, and creator Brendan O’Carroll has said he only writes for fans.

The Irish comedian is set to bring Mrs Brown to the cinema with a Dublin premiere next week.

Speaking at the opening of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Exhibition, Brendan said he doesn’t care about the critics.

“If I ever write something because I think it would please a critic or someone like that, I’d rather cut my throat.

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Funny: Brendan O’Carroll joking with co-star Rory O’Neill | BRIAN MCEVOY

“I can only be me, and I can only write what makes me laugh. And I just hope the audience agree with you, and if they don’t, they don’t watch. That’s the way it should be,” he told Goss.ie.

Brendan added that it is the fans who support him the most.

“We just finished a tour of Australia and just in Melbourne 76,000 tickets sold out in six hours. They really are the critics. They are the ones that I write for, they are the ones I perform for,” he said.

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Exhibition: Rory joined Brendan and his wife Jenny | BRIAN MCEVOY

The highly anticipated film will be released on June 27, and Brendan said he hopes the movie will bring in a wider audience.

“There are people who are on the fence about the show, so I’m hoping the people around the fence will go and see the movie.

“This might push them over the fence, or maybe push them back over the other way,” he said.

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Filming: Brendan shot the movie in Dublin | VIPIRELAND.COM

“Truly, the audience for last years Christmas special was 15.3 million.

“If we got 15.3 million going to the cinema to see this, it would be the most successful movie ever made in the world.

“So I don’t expect to see all our audience. But I hope people that will just give it a go. I think there will be a wider audience but not necessarily a bigger one.”

Mrs Brown D’Exhibition takes place in Dublin’s Little Museum of Dublin until June 20th.

– For our full interview with Brendan HERE