Biography

As a recognised face on every episode of BBC2’s Mock the Week, in addition to his appearances on numerous other top shows including Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show and Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle is an established name in the world of comedy.

Through the facets of Frankie’s career, his live performances stand strong. He enjoyed a total sell-out run at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his cutting-edge solo show, ‘Morons I can Heal you’ which sold out its 13,000 tickets before the festival had begun. Frankie is currently on his first national tour, Frankie Boyle Live, a combination of both this year’s Edinburgh show and last year’s, ‘The Voice of Black America’ which is already on its way to being a complete sell-out. Extra dates have been added in the Autumn due to phenomenal demand and Frankie’s first, hotly anticipated live DVD is available to pre-order on Amazon now.

Television:
• When Were We Funniest? (UKTV Gold) (2008)
• Live at the Apollo (BBC1) (2007)
• The Graham Norton Show (BBC 2) (2007)
• Trevor McDonald News Knight ITV 1 (2007)
• 8 Out of 10 Cats (2007)
• Rush Hour (BBC3) (2007)
• Mock The Week (BBC2) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
• Law of the Playground (C4) (2006, 2007)
• Would I Lie to You? (BBC1) (2007)
• 8 out of 10 Cats (C4) (2005, 2006)
• Have I Got News for You (BBC2) (2006, 2008)
• The Best of the Worst (C4) (2006)
• They Think It’s All Over (BBC1) (2005)
• FAQ U (C4) (2005)
• The Live Floor Show (BBC2) (2002)

Radio:
• Clive Anderson’s Chat Room (BBC Radio 2)
• Jupp’s Eye (BBC Radio 4)
• Spin on This (BBC Radio Scotland)
• Famous for Five Minutes (BBC Radio Scotland)

Live:
• Frankie Boyle Live: Edinburgh Festival & National Tour 2007-2008
• Edinburgh Fringe Festival solo shows: 2003, 2006, 2007

Writing credits:
• Dead Ringers (2007)
• 8 out of 10 Cats (C4) (Series 1,2,3,4,5)
• The Live Floor Show (BBC2)
• Pants on Fire (BBC1) (2007)
• Mock The Week (BBC2) (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
• They Think It’s All Over (BBC1)
• 2DTV (ITV)
• 29 Minutes of Fame (BBC1)

Press comments:
Perfectly constructed, weird and wicked one-liners…His eye for absurdity is as sharp as his suits
The Guardian

Frankie Boyle has suddenly gone from being one of many Scottish stand-ups to TV's must-have funnyman
Daily Record

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
Scotsman

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 a thistle
Sunday Mail

Frankie Boyle has the attention-holding flair of a natural story-teller
The Herald

This is mea and-po atoes stand-up, but the sauce is tart, the meat's bleeding and the spuds are hard as rock
The Guardian

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

The Best
The List

Scotland’s most outrageous comic
Big Issue

Master of the cruel one liner…an undeniably witty comedian who boasts some fine unprintable turns of phrase.
Evening Standard

If anyone can steal the crown as the UK’s top gag teller, it’s him
The List

Stiletto-sharp…even more electric live
The Independent

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
The Stage

[His gags are] cynicism-coated treats An impressive arsenal of punchlines…bloody funny Sharply constructed and hilarious
Metro

Clearly on inspired form…he reels off gem after gem.
Herald

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 power ully effective punch
Chortle

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
Evening News

Mesmerising
Fest

Highly original, hilariously funny material…Pure stand-up, pure brilliant
Sunday Mail

Scotland’s finest
Edfestmag.com

Criminally funny
Skinny Fest

Ingenious
Scotsman

The punchlines come thick and fast
The List

Hilariously abusive
Time Out

Razor-wited
The Sun

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
Independent

The standout act on Mock the Week
The Scotsman