Frankie Boyle

Six Reasons Why I'm Quitting Stand-Up Comedy

Ben Morgan | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

Set up your own 'comedian' page on Facebook if you like, but until you are writing 'comedian' in your passport it's just a hobby. It's an expensive one too. Getting to gigs isn't cheap, and if like me you live outside of shitty London and are permanently skint it rules out a lot of opportunities.

Dissecting Misogyny in Comedy

Robyn Harris | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Robyn Harris

I'm getting pretty tired of explaining to people why rape jokes aren't funny. Instead, I have begun asking the perpetrators of such jokes why they think the jokes are funny. Desperately, I seek humour in punchlines about holding a knife to a woman's throat, about binding her with rope, about "raping that bitch".

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Nastier Between Frankie And Nigel

Huffington Post UK | Sara Nelson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

Frankie Boyle has sparked a new front in his bitter feud with Nigel Farage in a scathing blog for The Guardian. Boyle last week branded Farage a ...

Well How Would You Expect Nigel Farage To Respond After Being Called A C***?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has fired back at "liberally biased" comedians after being branded a c*** by Frankie Boyle. In a fiercely worded article against the B...

Farage Takes On Frankie Boyle And Loses, Predictably

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics

The worlds of comedy, politics and profanity collided in spectacular fashion on Tuesday after Frankie Boyle branded Nigel Farage a c*** on Twitter. ...

Andy Murray Says 'Aye' - What Are Other Celebs Saying Re #IndyRef?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Come the hour, come every man, woman and canine participants' opinion on whether Scotland and her residents should be going it alone, or stay with the...

Is Frankie Boyle The Right Face For BBC's Scottish Referendum Show?

PA | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle is to host a BBC programme analysing the Scottish referendum vote - after criticising the corporation's alleged bias...

Independence? Nah, Won't Happen, Says Yes Scotland Supporter Frankie Boyle

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle has said Scottish independence "won't happen" as he launched a stinging attack on the media. The stand-up said he...

Adlington's Tears on I'm A Celeb Should Shame Twitter Bullies

Louise Naughton | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Louise Naughton

My heart went out for our two-time Olympic gold medal winning heroine Rebecca Adlington last night on ITV's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. It was only last year that we hosted the greatest sporting event in the world and our Olympians were given their rightful place as national treasures in the press.

Scottish Independence: Less of the Dismal Science

Neil Simpson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Simpson

The Yes campaign has recognised, in that great tradition of enlightened Scottish thought, that you can't view political decisions in isolation of broader societal and cultural trends. Beyond the cold and narrow business of balancing budgets and ballot boxes lies a modern republic of letters: of Buzzfeed, Youtube clips and memes.

Last Briton In Guantanamo To Sue MI5 And MI6

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Shaker Aamer, the last British man in Guantanamo Bay, is to sue British intelligence services for alleged torture and unlawful detention at the Cuban ...

Frankie Boyle Live Tweets Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Frankie Boyle has been live tweeting his hunger strike in solidarity with Guantánamo Bay prisoner Shaker Aamer, claiming it's starting to feel "a bit...

The Seventh and Final Day of My Hunger Strike

Clive Stafford Smith | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Politics
Clive Stafford Smith

So for me, the strike is over: not for any particularly good reason, just because it has gone on a week, and it is time to pass the baton over to Frankie Boyle. I was not sure when I began how long I would go for, since I had never foregone food for 48 hours before. I am satisfied with a week - it is longer than I expected to last, though less time than I could have.

Game of Thrones: Avoiding Bloody Spoilers

Pat Higgins | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

This week's Game of Thrones was an important one, with a scene unexpected enough to make viewers spill their coffee, their tears or other bodily fluids. If you haven't seen it, check it out as soon as you can. Preferably before reading anything else, speaking to anyone else, logging on to Twitter or even thinking too much about this post.

Looks Like Russ Is Enjoying Being Home

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

It looks like Russell Brand is loving being back home. The notorious ladies' man was lapping up the attention from admirers as they mobbed him at ...

Boyle's 'Disgusting' Jokes Axed From BBC Show

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Russell Brand has recruited some of Britain's favourite comedians for his Comic Relief fundraising concert Give It Up at London's Wembley Arena on Wed...

Michael Smiley: Making the Case for More Laughter Than Tears

Jason Holmes | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Jason Holmes

He's a strange brew, at once funny, then turning on a dime, as serious as a prophet. Born in Belfast in 1963, Michael Smiley grew up in a cultural atmosphere which fed his ire, and ultimately, his humour.

Are The Bad Old Days Of Comedy Back?

The Guardian | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Are we witnessing a return to the bad old days of British comedy? This week found the impressionist Rory Bremner criticising the BBC panel show Mock t...

'It Took Us 40 Years To Get Rid Of Him, Please Don't Send Him Back'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

Piers Morgan's popularity continues to plummet - not only is the petition calling for him to be deported now on more than 61,000 signatures, but Jerem...

Last Brit In Guanatanamo To Sue UK Intelligence For Defamation

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

The last remaining British inmate in Guantanamo Bay has launched a defamation case against the British security services for making "knowingly false s...

'You're About As Funny As Aids'

Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

We do love a good Twitter spat here at HuffPost Celeb and this week's comes courtesy of 'X Factor' finalist James Arthur and comedian Frankie Boyle wh...

It's My Right to Laugh at Offensive Humour

Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Sara C Nelson

I respect a person's right to hold any opinion, even if I don't respect the opinion itself. Which means Frankie Boyle's repertoire of jokes about Madeleine McCann, BabyP, Katie Price's disabled son Harvey and children with Down's Syndrome don't send me into paroxysms of rage.

Is Mad Men a Period Piece? Not If You Work in Comedy... Part Three

Deborah Frances-White | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Deborah Frances-White

There is a serious trend for rape jokes in comedy clubs. On an average night, you'll hear the word "rape" more often than "David Cameron", "the NHS" or "Mitt Romney".

Frankie Boyle Wins £50,000 After Daily Mirror Libel

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Comedian Frankie Boyle has won more than £50,000 damages after a jury ruled he had been libelled by the Daily Mirror. Boyle, 40, from Glasgow, cla...

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Banning any jokes about anything is a bad idea. Trying to get comedy club owners to ban comedians who (they believe) tell or have told or may tell 'rape jokes' is not just a bad idea, it is actively dangerous. Where does the censorship end?