Frankie Boyle is a sensational Scottish comedian whose sell-out tours and huge DVD sales reflect the continued appeal that his dark, pessimistic sense of humour has amongst legions of fans. He is not one to shy away from courting controversy, with some of his risqué one-liners hitting the headlines in the British press; perhaps not surprisingly, his popularity has only increased as a result!
Frankie was catapulted to fame through his memorable appearances on the BBC's Mock The Week, which provided an irreverent and highly amusing look at current events. He left the show in 2009 to concentrate on other projects, including Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights for Channel 4. He has also been regularly seen on numerous other TV shows, including: Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), The Graham Norton Show (BBC1), You Have Been Watching (Channel 4) and two appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC1).
In October 2007, Frankie embarked on a lengthy tour of Britain, playing over 100 dates and enjoying a sell-out run that was extended until the end of 2008. In 2010, he hit the road again for a second national tour, entitled I Would Happily Punch Every One of You in the Face, which was also extended due to overwhelming public demand.
Frankie's first DVD, Frankie Boyle Live, was the second fastest ever selling debut stand-up release, selling just under 16,000 copies on its first day alone. To date, over 400,000 copies have been sold.
Frankie's autobiography, My Shit Life So Far, was released in 2009. He has since written two further books, Work! Consume! Die! (2011) and Scotland's Jesus: The Only Officially Non-racist Comedian (2013). He also co-writes a comic strip Rex Royd with fellow comedian Jim Muir.
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