Frankie Boyle

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Richard Corrigan: When we take comedy seriously, we need our head examined

Current favourite book  When I feel like laughing, I read Kurt Vonnegut. Right now, I’m reading The Crimean War: A History, by Orlando Figes. I p(...)

Comedian David Mitchell has just published his latest collection of Observer columns, Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy.

David Mitchell has some strong opinions. “Sorry about going off on one about various things,” he says at the end of our interview. I don’t mind. It’s (...)

Photograph: Alan Place

BLINDBOY BOATCLUB – PODCASTER, AUTHOR AND HALF OF THE RUBBERBANDITS – TALKS POLITICS, ANONYMITY, HIS NEW BOOK AND ANGRY MEN WITH PATRICK FREYNE (...)

GLOW: Kate Nash, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Betty Gilpin, Shakira Barrera. Photograph: Netflix

GLOW Friday, Netflix Get out your spandex bodysuits and your favourite 80s mixtape : Zoya the Destroyer, Liberty Belle, Junkchain and the other Gorgeo(...)

Russians, celebrating here after their win over Egypt, have been swept up in the carnival atmosphere of this World Cup. 
 Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

It’s Friday lunchtime and there’s a problem with my railway ticket. The passport number on the ticket doesn’t correspond with the actual passport numb(...)

Tracey Ullman as Michael Gove on Tracey Ullman Breaks the News. Photograph: BBC

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 23.05pm The guests on Graham’s sofa are Ethan Hawke, who stars in First Reformed, Toni Collette, starring in(...)

Innocent: Hermione Norris and Fionn O’Shea in the four-night crime thriller. Photograph: Steffan Hill/ITV

Innocent TV3, Monday-Thursday, 9pm You won’t have to wait long for the outcome of this new crime drama. Innocent’s four episodes will run nightly from(...)

Comedian Milton Jones: ''Mock the Week' began as the naughty show that people weren’t supposed to watch, because comedians like Frankie Boyle were going to say something horrendous.'

Few comedians offer as much bang for your buck as Milton Jones, known as the king of one-liners. Since winning Edinburgh Festival’s coveted Perrier Aw(...)

Ken Cheng has won the 10th annual award for Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Edinburgh Fringe. Photograph:  UKTV Dave/Martina Salvi/PA

A joke about the new pound coin has been named the funniest of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Ken Cheng won the 10th annual award for Dave’s Funniest(...)

Dara Ó Briain: 'On a spectrum from ranting and raving to urbanely quippy, I would hope in real life I’m more like the latter.' Photograph: Alan Betson

A man goes to the doctor and says he’s depressed. The doctor says, “Why don’t you go see the great clown Pagliacci? He’s in town tonight. That’ll chee(...)

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