October 20, 2006

Frankie Boyle is a funny man

Frankie Boyle is a very funny man. One of the funniest on British television right now via his appearances on Mock the Week . Whenever I watch, and listen, to Frankie Boyle, I ache to be living back in Glasgow.

Frankie Boyle

But before I over-romanticise living in Glasgow, here’s some choice words from Frankie, pinched from articles that are reproduced on his website:

On Rangers and Celtic:

Massive corporate entities leeching the soul out of their deprived communities. The area round Celtic Park is like Blade Runner without the special effects. In 1967 Celtic won the European Cup with a team where all the players were born within 20 miles of the stadium. If you tried to field a team from that area now you wouldn’t find 11 people who still had both legs. Both clubs have profited massively from sectarianism. Personally, I think everyone involved over the years has shown that they don’t have Northern Ireland’s best interests at heart and it should now be given to a third party, like Spain. Imagine how little the average Belfast citizen would care for the problems of religion if he could just get a nice bit of tapas on the Falls road. And it wasn’t fucking raining all the time. And he still had knees.

On personal grooming:

The average Glasgow guy now looks like he spends more time in front of the mirror than a pubescent girl. You know what? If you’re going to spend 2 hours on your appearance every day why not work out you fat fucks? If you’re going to have a haircut that makes you look like a moderately powerful Pokemon, try to make sure you’re body doesn’t look like something that’s just been fished out of a river.


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  1. Allan Smith

    I could never be certain whether I found him funny, or it was because he was alongside such humour vacuums as Jon Culshaw or Andy Parsons.

    I’ve seen his stand-up stuff though and thankfully he is a funny guy, albeit in slight danger of becoming a panel-show whore.

    20 Oct 2006, 14:50

  2. Hi Allan, thanks for ‘dropping by’. “panel-show whore”? What’s the guy gonna do? He’s very funny and in demand. He’s not appearing on Richard and Judy and Strictly Come Dancing. He’s been doing stand-up in clubs for more than 10 years. Your comment sounds like a classic British case of knocking the successful. I’m glad you’ve seen his stand-up and I can’t wait for him to tour again. Cheers, Stuart

    20 Oct 2006, 15:01

  3. I only started watching Mock The Week because I know one of the othe comedians who appears on it, but Frankie is funny, he has a great style of telling his gags.

    20 Oct 2006, 15:18

  4. Allan Smith

    Sorry; when I say ‘panel-show whore’ I don’t necessarily mean it as a negative thing; it’s just that I just find whore more fun to say than regular, stalwart or similar.

    David Mitchell’s another who’s often on the likes of Mock The Week, QI and the Jimmy Carr one; I like him a lot also.

    20 Oct 2006, 15:34

  5. Allan, point taken. Thanks for clarifying. Frankie Boyle is as sharp and unrelenting as David Mitchell, but has a much better accent!!!! ;-)

    20 Oct 2006, 15:42

  6. Teddy

    Frankie’s brilliant. It’s a mark of his class that his fellow comics look up to him as a comedic force as much as the general public do.

    25 Oct 2006, 01:17

  7. Teddy, thanks for dropping by. What a treat to hear from another Glaswegian comedian in repsonse to this post. Having checked out your MySpace page, I know to look out for you at the Stand Comedy Club next time I’m in Glasgow. Great to hear from you. Cheers, Stuart

    26 Oct 2006, 11:30

  8. Laura

    I’m American (not that that really has anything to do with anything) and I adore Frankie Boyle. I just wish I could get the BBC over here without having to buy exorbitantly priced cable packages. I started watching the show because I heard that Greg Proops was in an episode and continued watching it because I discovered Frankie and Hugh. Finally, a show that says everything about American politics that we’re not aloud to say for fear of wiretapping. Plus, who else would calim to be a pedophile just so he can get more screentime? Political correctness be damned. I love that show.

    19 Oct 2007, 17:25


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