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Frankie Boyle: Live [DVD]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Nov 2008
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000X8WFUC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,610 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Mock the Week's resident panel pundit Frankie Boyle graces London's Hackney Empire stage in this, his first live stand-up DVD. Frankie's humour may be darker than dark at times, but his wit is so quick you'll barely have time to chastise yourself before laughing at his deliciously un-PC wisecracks.


"Master of the cruel one-liner"--Evening Standard
"His eye for absurdity is as sharp as his suits"--Guardian

Critically acclaimed comedian Frankie Boyle presents his hotly-anticipated first live stand-up DVD. Recorded live during his sell-out shows at London’s Hackney Empire, Frankie’s unique brand of observational comedy and brutal but perfectly constructed one-liners prove he is one of the best gag writers in the business.

As the stand out act on top-rated satirical comedy show Mock The Week, the sharp-suited Scotsman shows us just a slice of what he’s capable of. In this DVD he unleashes his razor-sharp wit upon the audience with jokes that are too near the knuckle for TV, constantly venturing onto thin ice with outrageous jibes that could be utterly offensive if not delivered with equal measures of visceral cheek and sarcasm, demonstrating the full force of his comic prowess.


F**K You Scotland – behind the scenes tour diary
Sketches from BBC3 comedy Rush Hour
Drug experiment – additional audio material

Check out the dates of Frankie's 2008 tour:

01-Oct-08 Crawley - Hawth Theatre
03-Oct-08 Edinburgh - Festival Theatre
04-Oct-08 Edinburgh - Festival Theatre
05-Oct-08 Sheffield - Lyceum
06-Oct-08 Harrogate - Harrogate Theatre
07-Oct-08 Lincoln - Engine Shed
08-Oct-08 Leamington Spa - Royal Spa Centre
11-Oct-08 Halifax - Victoria Theatre
12-Oct-08 Birmingham - Alexandra Theatre
13-Oct-08 Derby - Assembly Rooms - The Great Hall
16-Oct-08 Kendal - Lakes Leisure
17-Oct-08 Preston - Guildhall Grand Hall
18-Oct-08 Aberystwyth - Arts Centre
19-Oct-08 Port Talbot - The Princess Royal Theatre
21-Oct-08 Northampton - Royal & Derngate Theatre
22-Oct-08 Bedford - Corn Exchange
23-Oct-08 Brighton - Dome
24-Oct-08 Colchester - Charter Hall, Leisure World
25-Oct-08 Winsford - Civic Hall
26-Oct-08 Buxton - Opera House
28-Oct-08 Dunstable - The Grove Theatre
30-Oct-08 Peterborough - Broadway Theatre
31-Oct-08 Carlisle - The Sands Centre
01-Nov-08 York - Grand Opera House
02-Nov-08 Salford - Lowry
03-Nov-08 Hull - City Hall
07-Nov-08 Newcastle - City Hall
08-Nov-08 Bradford - St Georges Concert Hall
09-Nov-08 Southend - Cliffs Pavilion
11-Nov-08 Hayes - Beck Theatre
12-Nov-08 Cardiff - St David's Hall
14-Nov-08 Torquay - Princess Theatre
15-Nov-08 Taunton - Wellsprings Leisure Centre
17-Nov-08 Leicester - De Montfort Hall
18-Nov-08 Cheltenham - Town Hall
20-Nov-08 Chatham - Central Theatre
21-Nov-08 Stoke-on-Trent - Victoria Hall
22-Nov-08 Cambridge - Corn Exchange
23-Nov-08 Bristol - Colston Hall
25-Nov-08 Basingstoke - The Anvil
26-Nov-08 Dorking - Halls
28-Nov-08 Skegness - The Embassy
29-Nov-08 Oxford - New Theatre
03-Dec-08 Telford - Oakengates @ The Place
04-Dec-08 Portsmouth - Guildhall
06-Dec-08 London - Hammersmith Apollo
12-Dec-08 Worthing - Assembly Hall
13-Dec-08 Wolverhampton - Civic Hall

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Grates after a while 26 Mar 2009
I'm a fan of stand up comedy and have enjoyed Frankie's wicked wit on `Mock The Week' so I was looking forward to seeing some of his uncensored stuff on this `near the knuckle' DVD. Boyle spends an awful lot of time interacting with the audience and taking the mickey out of them in a fairly cruel manner. There's loads of swearing, but that is to be expected of a certificate 18 DVD. Material wise, most of it has been heard before on television, which was always the reason a number of comics preferred not to grace the box. I did find myself laughing out loud at several bits but generally it went on too long and 90 minutes is a little too much of Boyle as he grates a little towards the end. There are a few extras: namely a behind the scenes bit on Boyle's UK tour and sketches extracted from the little-known BBC3 comedy show `Rush Hour'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As a Yank, it's quite hard to see "Mock the Week" with any regularity (Thanks, YouTube!). While it IS true that there is material in this show that HAS been on "Mock the Week", there is material that hasn't been on the show, and also, as a live show, there are responses to heckles and audience participation (there's one such response to an oil rig worker in his extra "F-ck You Scotland" that made the extra worth watching), some of which are singularly guffaw-worthy.

I did take issue, as another reviewer did, the fact that one line seemed a bit disingenuous as to its origin, but overall, I find this DVD a worthy buy, especially as a Frankie Boyle fan, and doubly especially as someone who lives in the U.S.

The show is basically a series of offensive one-liners, as opposed to a series of narratives (like Dara Ó Briain), so anyone who doesn't take to that kind of humor might not be happy with the experience. I, however, can't get enough of it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 5 Mar 2013
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Fantastic DVD. Frankie really does cross the line, time and time again. Not for the over sensetive out there :-)
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't make my mind up 18 Nov 2008
I've watched almost every episode of Mock the Week and think that Frankie Boyle is the true star of the programme. Whilst I respect he's not to everyone's taste his 'close to the knuckle' style of humour always makes me wet myself, although I do sometimes find myself cringing in disbelief at some of the stuff he comes out with.

When I heard he was coming to my home town of Taunton I immediately snapped up tickets to see him. It's not often an act of his stature comes to visit. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the show and was in stitches throughout, as were the rest of the audience from what I could see. Yes, some of the jokes I had heard before on Mock the Week but this only accounted for around 10% of the show. The rest was fresh to my ears and some of it was obviously brand new material as he was talking about events that had only happened that week. Personally I thought that on the night his interaction with the audience was fantastic and appeared to be 'off the cuff', even if the "what do you do?" line did wear a bit thin come the end. However, be warned... If you don't like the use of the word 'c**t' do not go to see Frankie as it's used very frequently.

So good was Frankie's performance that I had to go out and buy the DVD. To be honest it was a bit of a waste of money cos the routine was exactly the same as the show, minus the recent topical stuff. Even the cruel remarks to the audience were the same. So much for being off the cuff! It soon became clear why he kept asking the audience what they did for work. Any other questions would have required Frankie to make something up on the spot instead of the well rehearsed replies he used at both the live show I went to and the DVD. To be fair to him though I was kind of expecting this to be the case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking stuff 24 July 2009
Honestly, what a miserable bunch of s*ds some of the previous reviewers are! If you 'get' Frankie Boyle, this is vintage stuff, every poisonous observation more deadly and well-aimed than the last. I even winced a few times, and I would have said there's nothing I find offensive. Yes, some of the material's familiar - didn't stop me laughing at it - but what's so remarkable about this DVD is the incessant, remorseless, tastelessness of it all, so dark and grim that you come out the other side experiencing the catharsis only a performance of King Lear could generate. Genius.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I wish some people would just get over it 27 Dec 2008
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Well it annoys me to start like this. But I have to given the negative reaction.

The re-use of material - Frankie is in an unusual position. Because of the exposure Mock the Week has - and the amount of time he gets on it - he gets through a lot of his own material during a series on the show. And because of his over-exposure (and TV channel 'DAVE' - which shows endless repeats of old series) - there an overspill of material onto this DVD. I don't see this as a problem - its his material - he's written it, he's entitled to use it on his DVD. The way some people review on here is like he's done a 'Peter Kay' and re-released a DVD of Mock the Week jokes - he hasn't.

Secondly. To whatever person said that "90-99% of the jokes are from Mock The Week" - wrong. I can't tell you a rough amount, purely because I've seen endless runs of Mock the Week, I've seen him live on tour, I've watched him on Live at the Apollo, and now this DVD - so I've forgotten what material was used on Mock The Week and what wasn't. But I can say with a fair amount of confidence that its no more than 40-50% at tops. And even so, the 'A' material is only on this DVD - which in itself makes it worth buying.

So to the review. It's four stars mainly because of his interaction with the audience - is poor. It's funny, he'll rip people about how bad their jobs are till the cows come home - but it begins to become a tad predictable - still funny though - it's not predictable to the point where you're not going to laugh.

Outside of that, the material is of a brilliant standard. It's offensive - sure, but unlike some, its not uncomfortably offensive, its laugh out loud offensive.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Frankie Boyle is great but there are times when there is only so ...
Frankie Boyle is great but there are times when there is only so much humour in being a c**t to people. Funny, but best in small doses.
Published 12 days ago by BrotherJohn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant dvd
Published 16 days ago by M J Holt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Frankie is great, very funny.
Published 1 month ago by James Eddleston
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
have not seen it brought this as a pressie
Published 3 months ago by nev
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 3 months ago by adam blackburn
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the bunch
Excellent show . Hilarious!
Published 3 months ago by J. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Legend!
Frankie Boyle oversteps the line off funny and hilarious. Shame his other DVD's aren't as good as this one. But all in all still great.
Published 6 months ago by Encouraging Sign
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankie at his best
Frankie Boyle isn't everyones cup of tea as a comedian but i think he is hilarious he tells it like it is to the very bones so if raw vulgar humour isn't what you like then stay... Read more
Published 7 months ago by giddykippa
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
So funny, I laughed all the way through. Having watch Frankie Boyle live and he fell flat on his face. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Sandra King
5.0 out of 5 stars superb
excellent funny and definitely entertaining would buy it again, also seen it live and its just as good as that
Published 9 months ago by Graham Robertson
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