Frankie Boyle reloads…

After years as one of the most celebrated comic panelists on Mock the Week and blowing up nationwide and internationally with his firebrand harsh flavour of standup comedy, Franke Boyle is now apparently putting together his own 6-part series on Channel 4, titled Tramadol Nights, due to start in late November 2010. Apparently, he felt caged in the format of Mock the Week, though I suppose cracking joke upon joke that would never make it past the edit was part of his shtick, just for his fans in the audience, if you will. Now, about a year ago, he left the BBC to write his autobiography My Shit Life so far and to venture into the wild that is Channel 4. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with now. If what we’ve seen of him so far is him being tame…

I’ve been studying Israeli Army Martial Arts. I now know 16 ways to kick a Palestinian woman in the back.
People think that the Middle East is very complex but I have an analogy that sums it up quite well. If you imagine that Palestine is a big cake, well…that cake is being punched to pieces by a very angry Jew.
Despite the controversies, which are often more due to the BBC’s fear of being sued than actual, shocking statements, beneath the armour of scathing punchlines, if you listen and watch closely enough, there is a wide-awake critical thinker who occasionally permits us a glimpse of his warm, caring side–if he’s not busy admitting to all the atrocities on TV he’s wanked off to.

Get a taste…

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