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Old 07-03-2013, 19:43
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OK, he doesn't like the Royals, but that kind of stuff really isn't necessary. I can see he's going to be totally banned from TV now and just reduced to touring.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:49
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I don't think he'll be "banned", he just won't be booked. I don't personally find him funny but I know many people do - I think there are better people out there who do offensive humour. His approach seems to be to say as many offensive things as possible in the hope that one will get him a laugh and another one will get him in the papers.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:50
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It's an artform. If you don't like it, odn't watch it would be my advise. I don't like scary films as they disturb me - so I don't watch them. Simples.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:51
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I used to find him funny on Mock the Week, but he doesn't seem so funny now. He now seems pissed off and wants to start fights with anyone who'll listen to him.

I'm by no means a fan of Katie Price, but joking that her disabled son wants to f... her isn't funny. There are some things that you shouldn't joke about. People's kids is one of them.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:52
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Roy Chubby Brown could never get on TV and is regarded as a cult. Perhaps Frankie is hoping to do the same, I'm sure he could live off his DVD sales. Burn one bridge and another gets built.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:55
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I can't actually see what's meant to have constituted a 'joke' as all I read was a stream of barely coherent verbal diarrhoea.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:55
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It's an artform. If you don't like it, odn't watch it would be my advise. I don't like scary films as they disturb me - so I don't watch them. Simples.
No love, it's no artform and those meerkats are now my slippers.

It's all about , he can make more on DVD sales as a banned act than he can on a TV panel show. See the wider picture.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:57
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its not any worse than any other joke he has made
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:58
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It's an artform. If you don't like it, odn't watch it would be my advise. I don't like scary films as they disturb me - so I don't watch them. Simples.
Nobody was able to watch it as the whole act was cut from the final programme. If he wanted to outrage people by not appearing, he's certainly succeeded.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:00
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OK, he doesn't like the Royals, but that kind of stuff really isn't necessary. I can see he's going to be totally banned from TV now and just reduced to touring.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...t-8524030.html
You should be glad otherwise you'd have nothing to post about.

Funny to read that Whitehall's full set was cut
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:01
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Couldn't care less what he says about the royals. The only thing I find offensive here is how unfunny Boyle is. Embarrassingly so.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:04
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You should be glad otherwise you'd have nothing to post about.
I'm ecstatic!

Funny to read that Whitehall's full set was cut
Yes, I can't stand him either. Silly little upper class twit.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:07
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Couldn't care less what he says about the royals. The only thing I find offensive here is how unfunny Boyle is. Embarrassingly so.
I know comedy is subjective, but even so, you can see the desperation to have attention in his act, which kind of makes what he actually says irrelevant since it's secondary.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:11
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The jokes about Kate were great & truthful about her t*ts, loved the joked about the pope as well.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:14
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I just don't think he's capable of having any empathy with the people who he makes 'fun' of. How would he feel if someone said 'I hope your mum/dad/granny/child dies'?

He'd be the first person to be up in arms.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:14
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How many more times can he go "too far"? This discussion rears its ugly head several times a year. He's dreadful and completely unfunny, but i'm sure he has an audience of like-minded people who like what he does.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:15
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How many more times can he go "too far"? This discussion rears its ugly head several times a year. He's dreadful and completely unfunny, but i'm sure he has an audience of like-minded people who like what he does.
Yes, I'm waiting for his defenders to rear their heads next.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:15
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I just don't think he's capable of having any empathy with the people who he makes 'fun' of. How would he feel if someone said 'I hope your mum/dad/granny/child dies'?

He'd be the first person to be up in arms.
He's probably 'in character', which is an excuse for being a sly ****.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:19
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He's probably 'in character', which is an excuse for being a sly ****.
When he was on Mock The Week I read his 'autobiography', and he sounds as if he was a s*it right from the time he was a kid.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:30
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humour is subjective

I think frankies funny because I get the joke the sicker the better

thats MY humour

but as usual others try to impose there point of view and cant see anyone elses

pathetic really
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:54
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I used to find him funny but he's become a parody of himself now; he's like the Michael McIntyre of gallows humour.

Still, the more Mary Whitehouse esq the reaction, the greater the thrill he no doubt gets from it
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:57
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I saw his dvd, the 'Michael Jackson's Children's Hospital' joke just left me like... "There's something not right with this guy"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM8EVIbNxk4
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:08
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I used to find him funny but he's become a parody of himself now; he's like the Michael McIntyre of gallows humour.

Still, the more Mary Whitehouse esq the reaction, the greater the thrill he no doubt gets from it
Yeah, me too. He was genuinely funny, back when his satire had bite and intelligence.

Sad to say as awful as Boyle now is, if the choice were him and McIntyre, no competition. Boyle. That's how grimly unfunny I think McIntyre is.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:08
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Trouble is, he's just after attention and judging by the 2000 plus posts in the Daily Mail alone, he's getting it!
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:09
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Yeah, me too. He was genuinely funny, back when his satire had bite and intelligence.

Sad to say as awful as Boyle now is, if the choice were him and McIntyre, no competition. Boyle. That's how grimly unfunny I think McIntyre is.


Oh me too!!!!!
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