Brendan O’Carroll says doing Mrs Brown’s Boys live show “scares him”


Brendan O’Carroll says live television “scares him”, but it’s that fear that makes him addicted.

The Finglas Man heads a live Halloween special from Mrs Brown’s Boys, which will be broadcast across the UK and Ireland – both on RTE and the BBC – in real time.

And the star admitted that the live aspect of the show is stressful.

While seasoned actors are used to performing in theaters together, Brendan said putting on a live show in front of such a large audience is terrifying.

Brendan told The Irish Sun: “Of course doing the live show scares me. But that’s why you do it. That extra stress brings an adrenaline rush that I’m addicted to.

“Imagine if I accidentally said something abusive or irreligious. Not that I ever would, but in a live show you have to be very careful. It’s a huge responsibility. I just hope I don’t. memory.”

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Brendan isn’t the only one worried about the special, as he admitted TV executives were also worried.

“There is no delay of five or ten seconds,” said Brendan. “So I have no doubt that the people who run the two channels will blame each other.

“These guys are going to be sitting on the edge of their seats all night. Frankly, I’m amazed that I’m given half an hour of live TV which by nature you never know what’s going to happen.”

The father-of-four recounted how in 2018 he was summoned by BBC bosses to a meeting and asked him to cut Ms Brown’s oaths so the program could air earlier in the evening.

Brendan – who is married to Jennifer Gibney, who plays his on-screen daughter Cathy Brown – revealed, “I said, ‘You want me to stop saying’ f *** ‘so you can put the show at eight o’clock?

“‘The show is the show. Put it at eight o’clock, or put it at 10:30 p.m., put it at 12:30 a.m., people who want to see it will find it, but the show is the show. I don’t worry about when you put it on, we don’t change the show ‘. “

Mrs Brown’s Boys Live will be broadcast on RTE One and BBC1 tonight at 9:30 p.m.


Kenneth T. Shippee

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