Why has Frankie Boyle gone so soft?

Frankie Boyle's New World Order, on which the comic is paid to say the totally and predictably sayable. Image: BBC/ Endemol Shine UK/ Brian J Ritchie
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/why-has-frankie-boyle-gone-so-soft/

The Glaswegian faux-thug now makes his living not by pushing boundaries but by enforcing their limits.

‘I spend a lot of time helping teenagers who’ve been sexually abused…’ — beat — ‘…find their way out of my house.’

You’d scarcely imagine, listening to Frankie Boyle now, that this was the kind of joke he was telling on TV as recently as this decade. I wouldn’t believe it myself if I didn’t have written evidence of it, in the form of a 2011 TV review of his now-forgotten shocker of a Channel 4 show, Tramadol Nights.

Read the rest in the Spectator.

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