Brendan O’Carroll has claimed that his comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys can offer the public some comfort amidst the panic and uncertainty over the coronavirus crisis.
The Dublin comic said: “When people get scared they get nostalgic. Mrs Brown is in tune with that.”
O’Carroll was speaking to the Irish Mail on Sunday about the global pandemic of the coronavirus.
He said: “People are scared. People are afraid of things like coronavirus and the state of the world.
“When they get scared, they get nostalgic. Mrs Brown is in tune with that.
“They’re getting a laugh out of it. They go, ‘Oh My God, Mrs Brown is not worried about coronavirus.
“She’s not worried about Boris Johnson. She’s not worried about Donald Trump.
“She’s not worried about anything except where the next pound is coming from so she can buy dinner for the kids. She is like us, yet she is not afraid so I can watch this.”
Mrs Brown’s Boys has been a massive success for O’Carroll and is extremely popular in Ireland, the UK and beyond.
The coronavirus outbreak has filled the public with fear and uncertainty with many wondering what the correct course of action is to take.
The Irish government has ordered all schools, colleges and pubs to close for at least the next two weeks, and countries in Europe such as Italy and Spain have gone into full lockdown with the public being told not to leave their homes.
That has caused much fear amongst the public in other countries, with many concerned that their own governments are not taking drastic steps to match those elsewhere.
O’Carroll said: “I’m going deep now. If they can tune in to something that is both nostalgic and funny, it’s a double whammy for them.
“Half an hour when they can switch off and not think about any of that s**t.”