Francis Martin Patrick Boyle is a Scottish writer and comedian who was born on August 16, 1972. He is renowned for his dark, bizarre, explicit, and frequently contentious humor.
Boyle has been performing stand-up since 1995, but it was as a regular panelist on the comedy program Mock the Week from its debut in June 2005 until his departure in September 2009 that he first became well-known.
Boyle produced and acted in the Channel 4 sketch series Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights after leaving Mock the Week (2010). Then, from 2017 till the present, he hosted the parody talk program Frankie Boyle’s New World Order on BBC Two. He hosted the four-part series Frankie Boyle’s Tour of Scotland on BBC Two in 2020. He has undertaken multiple tours and produced a number of stand-up specials.
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Boyle was born and reared in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, to Irish Catholic parents from Crolly, a village in the northwest of County Donegal in Ulster, the northern province of Ireland. Crolly is located on the boundary of The Rosses and Gaoth Dobhair, two areas in the west of Ireland. He went to Glasgow’s Holyrood Secondary School.
He attended Langside College after finishing high school and spent the summer working as a library assistant. After a year of study at Aston University in urban planning, he left to start a BA in English literature at the University of Sussex. At the age of 22, he earned his university degree, and his first job was in a mental health facility. He then enrolled at an Edinburgh teacher-training institution and completed fieldwork in schools, but by that time, he was already a stand-up comedian.
Boyle was born in Glasgow and has two kids: a son (born in 2004) and a daughter (born October 2007). He rejects religion. He has acknowledged that he neglected his family because of his work.
Boyle responded to a question on Mock the Week in 2009, around the time of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, by saying that he thought the moon landings were a hoax and that NASA’s technological failures throughout the years demonstrated that they were too unreliable to attempt a landing.
Boyle expressed his opinion in a way that suggested it wasn’t a joke but rather his genuine opinion on the matter. Hugh Dennis made the light-hearted claim that Boyle mistook Apollo 11 for a Wallace & Gromit episode, and that it was the Wallace & Gromit episode that Boyle was considering.
Boyle is a fan of the Celtic Football Club, which is situated in Glasgow. Jack Thomas, a British Paralympic swimmer who experienced numerous tragic career failures, was backed by Boyle throughout 2017 via Twitter and financial contributions.
Boyle has a history of supporting County Donegal in Gaelic Football, having attended their Senior Club County Final in 2018, which Gaoth Dobhair won. Boyle additionally shared a photo of himself and Donegal football player Eamon McGee holding the Sam Maguire Cup, which is given to the champion of the All Ireland Football Championship, on his Instagram page.
He has also stated in an interview that he is an Advaita Vedanta adherent.
Boyle, who supports Noam Chomsky and claims to be more left-leaning than Chomsky himself, claims that Chomsky has had a significant influence on his political views.
He participated in a hunger strike in July 2013 to show support for Shaker Aamer, the final UK citizen detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
“How do you feel about Scottish independence?” was a question asked in 2013. Boyle answered “Yes, I agree that we ought to be independent. What do we stand to lose? A Tory administration? Simply because it will be interesting for Scots to complete official paperwork while still in possession of their own belt and shoelaces, I am looking forward to the vote. Additionally, picture the D-Day Landings as Scotland’s annual Independence Day celebrations.”
Boyle views the British Empire critically. Boyle refers to Ireland as a “imperial punchbag” when discussing British policy there and claims that the reason for the general upbeat attitude among Irish people is that “…the only people who stayed after about 1842 were hopeless optimists,” making reference to An Gorta Mór among other historical eras.
Boyle claimed that British security personnel used Ireland as a “kind of training ground, and play-ground really” in an interview with Novara Media. One of Boyle’s top five favorite movies is Hunger, which chronicles the 1981 IRA Hunger Strikes and features Bobby Sands as their leader.
Regarding the movie, Boyle says, “This is the account of Bobby Sands’ hunger strike, an Irish republican in custody. It’s quite moving and almost like a visual poem. Probably someone gazing into the future, Sands (Michael Fassbender) said, “Our revenge will be the amusement of our children.” There is a lovely, poetic finish, but I won’t give anything away.”