Whether you love or hate Mrs. Brown's Boys, there's no denying that Brendan O'Carroll's an incredibly talented comedian.

Beginning on The Late Late Show in 1992, O'Carroll's become a household name in Ireland and effectively dominated the ratings on BBC each and every Christmas night with his Mrs. Brown's Boys special episodes. At next Thursday's IFTAs, Brendan O'Carroll will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in comedy.

Mrs. Brown's Boys regularly reaches 15.5 MILLION viewers, with the live show of Mrs. Brown's Boys touring across America, the UK and Australia.

The IFTA Gala Television Awards will be broadcast next Friday, October 23rd on TV3 at 9PM and showcase the best in Irish television.