Frankie Boyle is now a recognised face on every episode of BBC2's Mock the Week, in addition to his appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats, They Think It's All Over and FAQ U, Frankie Boyle is an established name in the world of comedy.
Frankie leapt onto the circuit in style when he won the Daily Telegraph's Open Mic competition in 1996, before becoming a regular and popular compere at high-profile clubs across the UK. His first performances at the Edinburgh Fringe included headlining 'The Comedy Zone' at the Pleasance and a starring role in 2003 alongside The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III (Jim Muir) in a show that won praise from both audiences and critics alike.
While Frankie's stand-up career reached new heights, his television work took off. After regular appearances on BBC Scotland's Live Floor Show (for which Frankie was also a writer), Frankie has appeared as a guest on 8 out of 10 Cats, They Think It's All Over, FAQ U and Mock The Week, for which he is best-known. He is also due to appear in Channel 4s 'Law of the Playground' in the autumn and new panel shows 'Pants On Fire' (BBC1) and 'Best of Worst' (C4).
Alongside his work in front of the camera, Frankie is also a highly-regarded writer. He has written for several series including 8 out of 10 Cats, the UK version of Live Floor Show 2DTV and 29 Minutes of Fame. He is currently writing and developing two new shows for Channel 4.
All of this comes in addition to Frankie's radio work. As well as featuring in Miles Jupp's Radio 4 series, Frankie was also team captain in BBC Radio Scotland's 'Spin on This' and 'Famous for 5 Minutes'.
Through the facets of Frankie's career, his live performances stand strong. This year he will be returning to the Edinburgh Festival for the ninth time with his brand-new show, 'Frankie Boyle The Voice of Black America'.
'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.'
'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'
'His stand-up act is honed to gilt-edged perfection.'
'Frankie Boyle has suddenly gone from being one of many Scottish stand-ups to TV's must-have funnyman'.