Frankie Boyle

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Frankie Boyle review – scorching standup gets laugh after appalled laugh
With Lap of Shame, the comic delivers a set of breathtakingly rude jokes and thought-provoking ghastliness

Brian Logan

08, Aug, 2022 @12:53 PM

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‘A job for an angry loner’: Frankie Boyle and Denise Mina on writing crime fiction
Veteran author Denise Mina and newbie Frankie Boyle discuss what makes a great crime novel, celebrity authors and their affection for comics

Andrew Anthony

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Meantime by Frankie Boyle review – the comedian’s dark, funny Glasgow noir debut
Withnail and I meets James Bond as two druggy neighbours and a celebrity crime novelist join forces to investigate a murder

Stephanie Merritt

17, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Backstage With Katherine Ryan review – there are laughs, but why does it feel so cringemaking?
Ryan and fellow standups from Jimmy Carr to Desiree Burch are filmed behind the scenes, but no one really lets rip. What a wasted opportunity

Lucy Mangan

09, Jun, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Endgame review – Frankie Boyle brings fresh life to Beckett’s dystopia
The comedian turns on the roguish charm as part of a dazzling cast that inject new poignancy into the absurdist classic

Helen Meany

18, Feb, 2022 @10:40 AM

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TV tonight: why not have a festive snoop around Britain’s Most Expensive Houses?
Ever wondered what a 102-room neoclassical mansion in north Wales might be look? Step this way. Plus: Lady Gaga at the BBC. Here’s what to watch this evening

Alexi Duggins, Hollie Richardson, Jack Seale and Simon Wardell

29, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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TV tonight: Christopher Walken revels in his first British TV lead role
The Hollywood legend makes an unexpected appearance in Stephen Merchant’s new comedy The Outlaws. Plus: Frankie Boyle returns to put the world in order. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Hannah Verdier, Ali Catteralland Graeme Virtue

25, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: council housing comes under the spotlight
Channel 4’s new series delves into council-managed properties in Southwark. Plus: Frankie Boyle’s New World Order. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison, Jack Seale and Paul Howlett

03, Sep, 2020 @5:20 AM

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Let the BBC's new boss do his worst – with comedy, I'd rather be offended than bored | Suzanne Moore
New director-general Tim Davie will reportedly steer TV comedy to the right to correct years of perceived anti-Tory bias. But it was Brexit, not the BBC, that put a spanner in British humour

Suzanne Moore

02, Sep, 2020 @10:37 AM

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TV tonight: more boundary pushing from Frankie Boyle
The acerbic comedian delivers a 45-minute set from the King’s theatre in Glasgow. Plus: the Supervet finds out what happened next. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Ali Catterall, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

23, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Comedy at the Covid Arms review – the perfect formula for lockdown standup
Consummate host Kiri Pritchard-McLean sets the stage for Frankie Boyle and others in a show with true comedy-club feel

Brian Logan

07, Jun, 2020 @11:51 AM

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Lockdown laughs: where to watch online comedy
The comedy industry is in crisis and we could all do with hearing a few jokes. Here’s a guide to the virtual gigs you can enjoy this week

Chris Wiegand

01, Jun, 2020 @2:08 PM

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