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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Big year for Mrs Brown nets €980k profit

Brendan O'Carroll
Brendan O'Carroll

It seems funnyman Brendan O'Carroll is laughing all the way to the bank, after the cash pile at the Mrs Brown's Boys star's firm more than tripled to €1.79m.

New accounts filed by O'Carroll's Boc-Pix with the Companies Office show that it enjoyed a stellar year in the 12 months to the end of August last year.

The figures show that accumulated profits at the firm last year increased by 252pc, going up from €278,248 to €980,944.

During the same period, its cash pile soared by €1.2m, from €531,410 to €1.79m.

O'Carroll continues to exploit the success of Mrs Brown and last year completed a lucrative tour of Australia and New Zealand.

He has slated more dates for the two countries with his For The Love of Mrs Brown show in January and February of next year.

Charities

This year, O'Carroll has been adding to his profits with sold-out shows of his Good Mourning Mrs Brown tour in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Leeds and London, with more dates pencilled in for Liverpool and Sheffield in November and December.

The show is due here in December, with gigs at the 3Arena in Dublin and the SSE Arena in Belfast.

Proceeds of the final gig at the 3Arena are going to the Childline, St Vincent de Paul and Peter McVerry Trust charities.

Throughout 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, around one-and-a-half million fans witnessed the Mrs Brown's Boys tours live.

O'Carroll has just completed a successful spin-off series on RTE and BBC, All Round to Mrs Brown's - with the first episode watched by an average of 472,000 in RTE, while 5.5 million tuned in to see the BBC version.

The series is currently being shown on Channel 7 in Australia.

In the past, O'Carroll has said that he is not a millionaire but a multi-millionaire, and it is likely that the Boc-Pix figures capture only a portion of his wealth.

Mrs Brown's Boys hit the headlines most recently when long-running cast member Rory Cowan revealed that he was leaving his role on the show.

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