Mrs. Brown's Boys star Rory Cowan has said he is "over the moon" with the news that the series was named Best 21st Century Comedy in a recent poll.

The poll was conducted by the Radio Times and saw the series take the top spot.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment, Cowan shared his joy at seeing the comedy rank so high among viewers.

"It was unbelievable to hear that we had been named Best Sitcom of the Century (laughs), this started off as a three or four minute sketch on 2fm, and now it's the comedy of the century! It's a weird business, you never know which way it's going to go, but we're over the moon, it's fabulous," he said.

The star added that he sees it as getting "one up" on the show's critics.

"It was sort of a one up to everybody that was putting us down. And I have to say, and I'm glad I can say it now, because RTÉ, we were supported by giants!" Cowan said.

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Cowan has been named as one of the narrators of the upcoming series of Gogglebox Ireland on TV3, alongside comedian and actress Deirdre O'Kane, and he says he's very excited to get started on the show.

"I'm really, really looking forward to that because narration is something I've never done before," he said. "I just think the Irish Goggleboxis going to be amazing."