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The Boyle Variety Performance

Channel 4 stand-up. 1 pilot in 2012. Stars Frankie Boyle.

The Boyle Variety Performance

One-off stand-up programme in which Frankie Boyle gives his unique take on a Royal Variety Performance

Channel 4
1 Pilot
Frankie Boyle
Frankie Boyle
Ruth Phillips, Peter Holmes and Richard Osman

The Boyle Variety Performance is Frankie Boyle's unique take on a Royal variety event of a similar name.

Complete with red carpet, celebrity guests, comedy, variety, music and a generous helping of Frankie himself, the show comes direct from a glamorous London theatre and features content so cutting edge and scurrilously funny that no self-respecting royal would ever dream of attending.

Frankie Boyle says of the show: "I will appear on TV for very possibly the last time. A final swoop on the Death Star, it cannot end in anything but disaster. Comedy is waving you 'bye bye' as your culture retreats into studied irrelevance and banality. Starring me, Frankie Boyle, and some amazing guests, The Boyle Variety Performance will be like a totally unprovoked slap in the face from a giant aluminium Minotaur. Onwards!"

Appearing on the show are: Sarah Millican, one of Britain's biggest and best loved comics; Rob Delaney, American comic, recently voted funniest man on Twitter by Comedy Central; and Nick Helm, nominated last year for the Foster's Best Show award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and star of his own Comedy Blaps.

Production Details

Part of

Channel 4's Funny Fortnight

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 27th August 2012 on Channel 4 at 10pm
Episode length
70 minutes