Frankie Boyle's New World Order

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beaky

  • Friday 12th April 2019, 7:30pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,454 posts

I couldn't find a current thread on the show, so hope I'm not duplicating one.
For me the best and sharpest comedian around, a weekly delight. Provocative and thoughtful.

And thank God he trimmed his beard.

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 12th April 2019, 8:03pm
  • England
  • 1,604 posts

I've never come across anybody, in the world of comedy or outside it, who has a more original and hilarious turn of phrase.

Confirmation of his comedic genius lies in the expressions on the faces of his guests as he does his spiels to camera. When you see talented experienced comedians with their mouths hanging open in shocked disbelief at the brilliance and originality of his material, you know you're looking at something really special.

There'll never be another!

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jsg

  • Friday 12th April 2019, 8:23pm
  • Dorset, England
  • 172 posts

I find it interesting. Frankie Boyle's stepped it up recently, his stand up is a lot better now and he's putting his talent to better use in general. It's great that he has so many women on as well, the gender balance being something he brought up to the insipid Mock The Week who implied they'd fire him if he didn't shut up about it.

He has a great use of language and it's good that he's picking better targets now than Jade Goody or children with Down's syndrome. You only need compare this to Tramadol Nights to see which phase of his career is better.

I'm happy it's back and I hope there's more series of it.

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Firkin

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 9:29am
  • United Kingdom
  • 431 posts

He's in a class of his own. He is so skilled that only he can get away with attacking certain subjects, by cutting as brutally as he does. But he looks stilted in this format, a little awkward sat behind a desk, like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Almost as if he's taking direction for the first time. He seems more relaxed when doing stand up, he certainly connects with the audience better.

What perplexes me is that he often states he hates people, and yet comedy connects us, comedy requires empathy. I think it's a more love hate thing. Never the less, he's still top of his class.