Frankie Boyle

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?

'There Is Racism At The Heart Of British Policy' Says Boyle

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Frankie Boyle has accused the Government of being responsible for bigoted views in Britain, saying "there is racism at the heart of British policy". ...

Comedian Denies Racist Accusation In Libel Case

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Comedian Frankie Boyle has defended his right to use words such as "n*****" when "ridiculing" racism after suing a tabloid newspaper for libel damages...

Jim Davidson Names His 'Top 10 A***-holes In Showbiz'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

We never thought we'd say this, but gawd bless ya, Jim Davidson. Because the controversial '80s comedian (copyright: all papers) has taken to his b...

Comedy Was 'Censored' During The Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Russell Howard has spoken out against the "censorship" of comedy during the London 2012 Olympic Games. He told Digital Spy: "I was quite u...

If Paralympians Can Laugh At Themselves, Why Can't Frankie Boyle?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Frankie Boyle managed to create his usual furore last week, with his Twitter comments about Paralympic athletes being judged by many as offensive, and...

Frankie Boyle, Edwina Currie To Present Paralympics Medals?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Following the popular surprise appearance by Chancellor George Osborne at a Paralympics medal ceremony on Monday night, bookies are now offering odds ...

Frankie Boyle Defends His Controversial Paralympics Jokes

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Frankie Boyle has defended his controversial comments about the Paralympics as "celebratory" and said he was just doing his "job". The comic was cr...