“His stand-up act is honed to gilt-edged perfection”
Frankie Boyle is a stand-up comedian and writer.
Frankie first established himself as a household name on BBC2’s topical news quiz Mock The Week, fast garnering a devoted audience for his unique brand of razor-sharp satirical comedy. Since leaving the show to pursue other projects, he has continued to be one of the most popular and sought-after comics working in the UK, creating his own Channel 4 shows Tramadol Nights and The Boyle Variety Performance, while also performing sold-out tours across the UK.
Most recently Frankie created three political specials for the BBC, Referendum Autopsy, Election Autopsy and American Autopsy, each released to widespread critical and public acclaim. Other recent TV credits include Live at the Apollo, Room 101, QI, Kevin Bridges: Live at the Referendum and an original comedy short for BBC iPlayer entitled Frankie Boyle and Bob Mortimer’s Cooking Show. Frankie has also been a guest on and hosted Have I Got News For You and has made appearances on shows such as Would I Lie To You?, The Jonathan Ross Show and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
His live work has seen him complete three nationwide sell-out tours, his 2012 show Last Days Of Sodom, culminating in a string of arena dates. His latest show, Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved, toured across the UK and is now available on Netflix, making him only the second UK comedian ever to create exclusive stand-up content for the online streaming behemoth.
Frankie has to date released three DVDs. His first, Frankie Boyle Live, was the second fastest selling comedy DVD of all time with just fewer than 16,000 sales on the first day of release alone. His other two, If I Could Reach Through Your TV And Strangle You, I Would and Last Days Of Sodom, were also bestsellers.
Frankie is a prolific author, having written three books to date. His memoir, My Shit Life So Far, was a critically-acclaimed bestseller, with the two follow-ups, Work! Consume! Die! and Scotland’s Jesus, proving equally popular with readers and critics alike. Frankie also previously wrote regular columns for the Guardian newspaper, three of which were among the 40 most-read articles on the paper’s website in 2015.
Many, many funny lines here. A difficult book to read sedately in public
Evening Standard (On ‘Frankie Boyle: My Shit Life So Far’)
Boyle cleverly keeps the emphasis on being funny . . Bizarre, intelligent and abusively hilarious
List (On ‘Frankie Boyle: My Shit Life So Far’)
Perfectly constructed, weird and wicked one-liners…His eye for absurdity is as sharp as his suits
Frankie Boyle has suddenly gone from being one of many Scottish stand-ups to TV’s must-have funnyman
Wit, poise and pace… it’s worth sneaking in just to see Boyle… Plays on all things Scottish with a welcome
and vicious anti-authoritarian edge
Thoughtful and inspirational. Highly original, hilariously funny material, based on topical issues and cynical
observations. Pure stand-up, pure brilliant. Staggering. Laid back, laconic, sharp as the jaggiest jaggy bit of
Frankie Boyle has the attention-holding flair of a natural story-teller
This is meat-and-potatoes stand-up, but the sauce is tart, the meat’s bleeding and the spuds are hard as
You can forgive Frankie Boyle’s confidence and his apparent belief that he is really that good. That is
simply, because he is
Edinburgh Evening News
Scotland’s most outrageous comic
Master of the cruel one liner…an undeniably witty comedian who boasts some fine unprintable turns of
If anyone can steal the crown as the UK’s top gag teller, it’s him
Stiletto-sharp…even more electric live
Skilfully crafted and delivered with beautiful voice and perfect timing
Boyle is redefining the the boundaries of taste in comedy
From the moment he appears onstage, he has his audience eating out of his hand
[His gags are] cynicism-coated treats
An impressive arsenal of punchlines…bloody funny
Sharply constructed and hilarious
Clearly on inspired form…he reels off gem after gem.
Expert deployment of language
One of the best gag writers in the business
The temptation here is to simply quote a heap of Boyle’s jokes to prove how good they are….But you really
need to see him live, delivering each one with a powerfully effective punch
Make no mistake, Boyle’s show is comedy napalm
If you are in the mood for laughter, and maybe an obscenity or fifteen, then Frankie Boyle is your man
Highly original, hilariously funny material…Pure stand-up, pure brilliant
The punchlines come thick and fast
Has a huge following on both sides of the border…Appearances on Mock the Week are just a flash of what
he’s capable of onstage
The standout act on Mock the Week