As a recognised face on BBC2’s Mock the Week, which he has now left to pursue other projects, Frankie Boyle is an established name in the world of comedy with a devoted following.
Frankie’s first DVD, Frankie Boyle Live is officially the second fastest ever selling debut stand up release, selling just under 16,000 copies on its first day alone. The DVD was filmed on the final night of Frankie’s first national tour, Frankie Boyle Live, which was extended due to phenomenal demand with all 150 tour dates selling out.
In March 2010 Frankie hit the road again for a second national tour, entitled I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You In The Face. Extended due to overwhelming public demand – 52,000 tickets were sold on the first day they went on sale – the tour is now completely sold out and will culminate in December with a string of arena dates. Once again the tour has been recorded for DVD, this time filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo. Entitled If I Could Reach Out Through Your TV and Strangle You, I Would the DVD was released in mid-November and has proved to be every bit as popular as the Frankie’s first.
In November 2010 Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights, his own stand-up and sketch show will be coming to Channel 4 and promises to be one of the must-see TV series of the year. Recent TV appearances include You Have Been Watching, Would I Lie to You? and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Frankie’s autobiography, My Shit Life So Far, was released in October 2009 and shot into the Times Bestseller List, the paperback version of the book released in spring this year carried on the success and stayed at the top of the Bestseller List for an amazing ten weeks. He also writes a weekly column for The Sun newspaper, offering an acerbic take on all the latest news and events.