Mrs. Brown's Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll and produced in United Kingdom by BBC Scotland alongside companies BocPix and RTÉ. The titular character Agnes Brown is played by O'Carroll himself along with several close friends and family members making up the rest of the cast. The show adopts an informal production style where production mistakes and tomfoolery, mostly instigated by O'Carroll, are edited into each episode. After being slated by critics, the show has become a ratings success in both Ireland, where it is set, and the United Kingdom, where it is recorded. Subsequently in 2012 it won three television comedy awards including a BAFTA.