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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2011
Frankie Boyle is my favourite stand up comedian ,his unique brand of coruscating gallows humour make me HOWL with laughter and tickle my tonsils, his sometimes cruel observations, witty one liners pull no punches and I love him for his honesty ,brilliant self deprecation and Ginger hair.Only the closeted racists, misogynists, homophobes ,anti-disability brigade would find his humour offensive. Political Correctness has destroyed Freedom of speech and expression, offering the kind of bland fare that might be TV friendly but paradoxically doesn't speak on behalf of those excluded from the mainstream media. Being Gay, Black or Disabled doesn't remove one's sense of humour, as often laughter, especially a raucous cackle in the dark can help make a difficult Life more bearable and mitigate the feelings of injustice and disempowerment. To make assumptions about what minorities find hilarious/acceptable is both patronising, condescending and missing the point; one's situation might be dire and tragic, but laughter is a balm that will ease many aches through the darkest times. Don't bristle with self righteousness because you feel offended, the jokes are ultimately on YOU not us.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is Frankie Boyle at his best: full contact comedy. It's probably not even worth mentioning that you should not watch him if you are easily offended, because everyone knows he can be offensive, but if you are tired of censor-approved, bland, sterile comedy, then this is the show for you. What most people here seem to have forgotten is that they are not supposed to review the show, but the product, only part of which is the show. A DVD really should have more extras, and even if they were not that eager to shoot more stuff for this DVD, they could easily have gathered some of his brilliant material from Mock the Week and included that in a featurette. Also, an interview would be good. That said, it is still the best comedy DVD in years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon 18 February 2011
If you are used to Frankie Boyle from Mock the Week, and have not seen him live or on one of the previous DVDs, you might be in for a bit of a shock - this is the uncensored and largely uncut version here. While he can hardly be described as having been politically correct for several years now, this DVD is taking him away from the commonly acceptable sphere even further.

As seen from several reviews here, he does certainly provoke a pretty strong response from a fair portion of society, be it good or bad. Ultimately, if you found him too much to handle in MTW already, this is certainly not the DVD for you - he is taking the envelope massively further here and the abuse rained down on selected members of the crowd, as well as the topics addressed are not really for the faint of heart.

What remains though, is that he is still excellent in coming up with pretty imaginative ways of describing things, and depending on how seriously you take a stand up comedian, there is still lots to laugh about. Where I think the more regular watchers of Boyle will be disappointed is in the fact that very few of the jokes will be new - some already seen on MTW, in his books or on other shows. So it probably works best if you live abroad or have not watched him for a while.

In the crowded marketplace that is stand up comedy, Frankie Boyle has certainly gone further towards the shocking edge and this DVD is a further testament to that. If you can live with that and like him, the DVD is probably not going to disappoint - with the proviso that you might have heard lots of the material before. If you think of gifting this to someone, beware - I would advise you to watch it first and decide later, rather than to gift it sight unseen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 April 2011
I watched this dvd the end of the year and found it hilarious. Yes it's full of obscene jokes about kids with cancer and paedophiles but if you bought this without and foresight and hate it then.....HAHAHAHA .

If you've seen Frankie and want to see some new material then get this, if you've been molested or have a terminal disease then you might want to give this one a miss.

My main point about this review is the whinging people who give this a bad review. Frankie Boyle in a nutshell is a man who gets paid a relatively high amount of money for whats basically just taking the p1$$ out of people. With Frankie people forget that he's just doing what people pay him to do. For instance if your boss offered you a load more money to start getting their coffee, then you would. it's the same principal but just being applied differently.

At the end of the day(and im sure most would agree), if someone offered me money to go on tv and insult people i'd jump at the chance. So all you whingers out there just lay off Frankie eh
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2013
Okay, so I've never written a review before but thought it best after seeing some of the negative reviews on here.

Let me tell you, if you like dark, offensive and terribly witty humour then Frankie Boyle does it like no other. I can only assume the people writing negative reviews are touchy and perhaps not into dark humour. That can be the only explanation.

Saw lots of stand ups, love Lee Evans, love Lee Mack, but NO ONE and I repeat, NO ONE can beat Frankie Boyle in comedic writing, timing and jokes. He's the G.O.A.T in my books.

If you love Frankie Boyle, you'll love his stand up. Comedic Genius. Nuff said!
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2010
Frankie Boyle's new DVD is much his first, a constant onslaught of hellish, brilliant jokes. Normally in reviews like these I could post a snippet, an example of the material on offer; that's not going to happen. The gags are so near the knuckle, they're punching you in the face. Needless to say, this ain't a christmas present for your mum, or indeed ANYONE who can be even vaguely offended. It's flawless stuff as expected, even if it's his last stand-up for now, he's going out with a hell of a bang. Also, Frankie manages to pack an awful lot in material into the seventy-five minutes, without once losing his pace or energy. And for anyone who was wondering, this is nearly all new material, he only recycles jokes a few times and even then they're still good to hear.

I will say one thing though, Boyle's act feels a bit disjointed this time around, it doesn't have the easier, chatty fluidity that the first DVD had. For the first ten of fifteen minutes, he literally picks audience members at random and screams insults at them. This isn't necessarily a criticism though, and could easily be a result of editing, either way he settles down after this into his usual demeanour. And one thing he has dramatically improved is his ability to reference his own jokes and build on them later in the show, something that he has never showed us in the past.
The extras are fantastic, especially the footage from his joke test warm-ups. It's great to see him trying out fresh material and the interviews with him about writing experience.

Definately worth buying for any fan of Boyle or dark comedy in general, and you will remember what you miss about Mock The Week.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2013
If you're like me and like the darker side of comedy, then you're going to love this.

Frankie Boyle is one of them comedians that makes you laugh and think dam thats disgusting at the same time, but will have you coming back for more.

If you don't like taking thing's to the limit and then braking right threw it don't get this.
But if you want to P*** yourself Laughing then go buy it now
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 17 February 2011
Hi i own this DVD and would warn anybody thinking of buying it,this is not Frankies mock the week persona,it is his stage act the two are VASTLY different, Frankies stage act contains lots of graphic references and swearing be warned do not buy as a prezzie unless you know the person is not offended by such,to anybody who likes Frankie this is top notch stuff with bad taste jokes about everything under the sun taking the mick out of the audience to current happenings in and out of the news,i was not disappointed which is why i gave 5 stars if as he said this is his last tour he certainly went out on a high.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2010
Firstly let me say that I am a big fan of Frankie Boyle and have seen him film Tramadol Nights live aswell as read the book and watched pretty much everything he has ever appeared in...which is why I found this DVD somewhat disappointing. The observations are brilliant, the put downs hilarious, the anecdotes are also very funny...the first time I heard them. For me this is the main problem, I have heard (or read) at least 70% of the material before, whether in his book, or on Mock the Week, or in the audience watching him film Tramadol Nights. You will see what I mean when the series is aired at the end of this month. So, I think the DVD will appeal more to those who haven't followed him like a manic obsessive over the last few years or so and especially to those who are less familiar to his material. For those people who are offended, you really should know by now that his material can be considered as offensive by some people, some who are obviously more sensitive to this type of humor than others, so my advice would be if you're the `easily offended' type then best to watch something else, rather than watching it knowing you'll be offended then having a boring dull moan about it afterwards.
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on 19 November 2012
It is interesting that the star ratings on here are polarized, almost 50/50.

I guess some people don't get irony, or perhaps they simply love expressing how offended they are.

'I'm not offended - I just didn't find it funny' is one of those popular laughable pompous lies you'll read on here.

Well so f***ing what.

I don't give a monkey's about pathetic whinging. Jog on.

(Cue 'I don't care about your opinion either....whine, yawn...)

Honestly, If I could Reach Out Through Your Monitor Screen And Strangle You I Would.

I gave this 4 stars as I felt it wasn't quite up to the standard of his debut DVD, so I feel he can do better.

But it's still bloody funny, though.

Unlike Amazon reviews, written by plebs for plebs.
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