Mrs. Brown's Boys is a British and Irish television sitcom, created by and starring Irishman Brendan O'Carroll, and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland in partnership with BocPix and RTÉ. O'Carroll himself plays his drag persona, Agnes Brown, 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. Despite being lambasted by critics, the show has become a ratings success in both Ireland, where it is set, and Britain, where it is recorded. It is also gaining[when?] increasingly higher ratings in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. The show has won numerous awards.