A man watched the first ten minutes of so-called 'comedy laughter show' 'Mrs. Brown's Boys' at the weekend, before he was forced to turn it off, so diabolically unfunny was it.
Watching the tripe on the recommendation of his half-sister's husband, who is, admittedly, rather short of brain cells, Moys Kenwood, 55, found he was able to endure only 600 seconds before he reached a conclusive decision: shite.
The sole comedic premise of the show seemed to be that a man - Brendan O'Carroll - is playing a woman's part; it worked with 'Mrs Doubtfire' and with 'Tootsie', but it doesn't work here. That the actors speak in goonish Irish accents, is a strong indication that the producers of 'Mrs Brown's Boys' thought that an Irish accent being overblown in this 'muck', would likely draw laughter, and it does: canned laughter.
The show, lambasted by most reputable critics, was a success in Ireland, which tells you everything you need to know.
"Oh, what a steaming lump of dog turd this show is!" said Kenwood, laughing at other people's ability to laugh at 'Mrs Brown's Boys'.
Former Sinn Féin comedian, Gerry Adams, said:
"Oi loiked Farder Ted, but this was an absolute tonne of shoite."