- Frankie Boyle
name = Frankie Boyle
birth_name = Francis Martin Patrick Boyle
birth_date = birth date and age|1972|08|16|df=y
nationality = Scottish/British
active = 1995-present
Black comedy, Observational comedy
subject = Scottish culture,
Mock The Week
website = http://www.frankieboyle.com
Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle (born
16 August 1972in Glasgow) is a Scottish comedian, who has appeared on TV shows " Mock the Week", " Have I Got News For You", " 8 Out of 10 Cats" and "Would I Lie To You?", as well as writing for Jimmy Carr's show "Distraction".
Frankie went to
Holyrood R.C. Secondary Schoolon "Dixon Road" in Glasgow's southside. After leaving school, he attended Aston Universityfor a year before leaving and starting a BA (Hons) in English at the University of Sussex. Whilst doing a teacher-training course in Edinburgh at the age of 23, he began stand-up routines in October 1995 at university student unions, leaving his Education course. [ [http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/tm_objectid=16766870&method=full&siteid=66633&headline=exclusive--boyle-ing-point--name_page.html EXCLUSIVE: BOYLE-ING POINT!] By Rick Fulton dailyrecord.co.uk (Mar 3 2006)]
Boyle lives with his two children in
Pollokshaws, Glasgow, but has recently purchased a house in London for easier commuting. He is a single parent to a young boy and a baby girl.
Once an alcoholic, Boyle ceased drinking in the late 1990s. [ [http://www.artshub.co.uk/uk/news.asp?sId=170103 A conversation with Frankie Boyle] artshub.co.uk] He is also allergic to
copper. [cite web|url=http://tripatlas.com/Frankie_Boyle|title=Frankie Boyle|publisher=TripAtlas.Com|accessdate=2008-09-12]
Boyle started out on "The Stand Up Show" in 1995, and spent most of the time between this and 2002 performing at various festivals around the country. In 1996 he won the
Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award.
Rise to Fame
In 2002 he appeared on "The Live Floor Show" and much of this material was used to write jokes for
Jimmy Carron "Distraction", which started out in 2003. In 2003 and 2004 he made several radio pilots for BBC Radio Scotland.
Frankie Boyle performed his stand up show, "The Voice of Black America", at the 2006
In 2007 he appeared on T4 musical festival in
Edinburgh. He appeared in "Rush Hour", a comedy show on BBC Threein early 2007, playing the AA man (who gives unwanted relationship advice) and a police officer. Boyle appeared in the third series of "Live at the Apollo", recording his set on 4 October 2007.
Boyle is currently appearing on the show "When Were We Funniest?" a show on
UKTV Gold, where five celebrities each represent a decade from the 1960s - 2000s, and they choose some TV comedy clips from their decade and persuade the viewers to vote for their decade as the funniest. The celebrities choose their clips and show them on a 2 hour show dedicated to their decade. Boyle represents the 2000s and his show first aired on 18 September 2008.
Boyle is known for his dark sense of humour which plays on negative views of society, celebrities and politicians. The BBC panel show "Mock The Week" has proved a good vehicle for his
below the beltquirky humour as the panel are required to comment humorously on various news stories from the British media. Boyle is a regular on the show and prolific in terms of his contribution to each episode, particularly when his native Scotland is discussed. He finds a way to deride Kerry Katonain almost every show in the recent series.
quote="Questions That Were Rejected From This Year's Exams" "If everybody in Class A is called Tom, Thomas or Tommy, and every second boy in Class B is called Tim, Timothy or Timmy, what the fuck is going on!?"|source=Frankie Boyle on
Mock the Week[ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTFchCMF2mM FIRST LOOK: Questions That Were Rejected From This Year's Exams - Mock the Week - BBC Two] YouTube.com] |align=right|width=50%
* [http://www.chortle.co.uk/comics/f/639/frankie_boyle/biography/ Upcoming gigs] chortle.co.uk
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