Irish comedian Brendan O’Carroll is to stage a one off one man show in which he will tell a star-studded audience about the highs and lows of his life.
The Mrs Brown’s Boys creator and star has had a rollercoaster life, which has seen him go bust as a landlord before he found success in his comedy career.
He has always stayed loyal to those close to him and many of his friends and family members have shared in his biggest success – as cast members of Mrs Brown’s Boys.
The one man show is a charity event and will be produced by Riverdance boss John McColgan.
One friend who will be certain to be in the audience is Irish comedian Brendan Grace, who has known O’Carroll since 1973.
The pair met when O’Carroll was working as a waiter at Grace’s wedding reception. Grace later gave O’Carroll his first break in when he hired him as his personal assistant.
Grace said: “Brendan cracked myself and my wife up so much during the reception, I asked him if he wanted a job.”
As well as working as a PA, O’Carroll would also sometimes write with Grace and even join him on stage.
Grace even bought O’Carroll his first car. He said: “It was in the middle of a bus strike and Brendan was costing me so much on taxis at the time, I surprised him with a car.
“It was a Fiat 127, I can’t remember how much it cost but there was a bank strike which probably explains how the cheque went through.”
All proceeds from the show will go to charity with a source telling the Irish Sun: “This is all about helping a good cause, the whole night is for charity. As well as that, Brendan wants to gather all his friends in the business in one place and thank the people who should be thanked while they are still around.”
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling