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Frankie Boyle's Biography

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Who is Frankie Boyle?

Frankie Boyle grew up in Glasgow.

Before establishing himself as a comedian Frankie Boyle had a variety of jobs including being a care worker and a library assistant.

Boyle went to Aston University for a year and then studied at the University of Sussex where he did a BA in English and subsequently did teacher training.

He began doing stand-up comedy in 1995 at the Students' Union.

Frankie Boyle's early TV credits include Live Floor Show on Scottish TV.

In 1996 Frankie Boyle won the Daily Telegraph's Open Mic competition.

As well as making a name for himself with his stand-up comedy, Frankie Boyle became a regular on numerous TV shows including Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie to You.

Frankie Boyle is a godfather of Mock The Week host Dara O'Briain's daughter.

Frankie Boyle claimed in 2010 that he was finished with stand-up comedy and would like to return to writing.

His so called 'final tour' tour If I Could Reach Out Through The TV and Strangle You I Would sold out in almost every venue.

In 2009 Frankie Boyle published his autobiography, My Shit Life So Far, in which he detailed his "alcohol, LSD, sexual and mushroom experiences."

In 2010, Channel 4 transmitted Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights.

In 2017, BBC2 broadcast a four-part series Frankie Boyle's New World Order.

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