Frankie Boyle: Lap of Shame
Forum Theatre, Malvern
Wed 22 November 2023 19:30
Frankie Boyle rose to prominence as a household name through his appearances on BBC2’s topical news quiz show, Mock The Week. His unique and razor-sharp satirical comedy quickly earned him a devoted following. After departing from the show to explore other ventures, Frankie has consistently remained one of the UK’s most beloved and sought-after comedians.
He ventured into television, creating his own shows on Channel 4, namely Tramadol Nights and The Boyle Variety Performance. Simultaneously, he embarked on sold-out tours across the UK, solidifying his status as a comedic force. Frankie also contributed two politically themed specials for the BBC, Referendum Autopsy and Election Autopsy, both of which received widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike. His television repertoire expanded further with appearances on Live at the Apollo, Kevin Bridges: Live at the Referendum, and an original comedy short for BBC iPlayer titled Frankie Boyle and Bob Mortimer’s Cooking Show. He also made guest appearances on and hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks, while gracing shows like Would I Lie To You?, The Jonathan Ross Show, and 8 Out Of 10 Cats with his presence.
Frankie’s live performances have led to three nationwide sell-out tours. Notably, his 2012 show, Last Days Of Sodom, culminated in a series of arena dates. Presently, he is captivating audiences with his latest show, Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved, during a UK tour.
On top of his live performances, Frankie Boyle has released three DVDs to date. His debut DVD, Frankie Boyle Live, achieved record-breaking success as the second fastest-selling comedy DVD of all time, with nearly 16,000 units sold on the very first day of release. His subsequent DVDs, titled If I Could Reach Through Your TV And Strangle You, I Would and Last Days Of Sodom, also soared to bestseller status.
Beyond his comedy career, Frankie is a prolific author, having penned three books thus far. His memoir, My Shit Life So Far, received critical acclaim and became a bestseller. His follow-up works, Work! Consume! Die! and Scotland’s Jesus, enjoyed similar popularity among readers and critics alike. Additionally, Frankie contributes a regular column to The Guardian newspaper, with three of his pieces ranking among the top 40 most-read articles on the paper’s website in 2015.
Advance tickets available from the Malvern Theatres website