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Frankie Says: See You Next Tuesday

Oh Mr Ambassador, you really are spoiling us with all this comic genius…

First PhoneShop pops up on E4. Then More4 gets in on the act with The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Then the return on Friday nights of the glorious, albeit scurvy-ridden, flagship of Channel 4 comedy that is Peep Show, closely followed by (after a Kylie-like costume change) Robert’s Web. And now Tuesday nights on Channel 4 sees the launch of not one but two brand new comedy shows.

The Morgana Show is a fast-paced, multi-faced sketch show starring one of the most exciting female comedians (not comediennes, please) around – Morgana Robinson. Here’s a sneak preview, featuring a slightly less manic than usual Fearne Cotton…

If that tickled your fancy, you can watch more Morgana incarnations in action here.

As for the other newcomer, the title says it all: Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights. If you like your comedy tame, inoffensive and unfunny I think I can safely say that this is not the show for you. Here’s a clue – Frankie once (in)famously described Amy Winehouse as looking like a campaign poster for neglected horses…

For some reason, quite possibly related to legal requirements and watersheds, I can’t get hold of a preview clip of the acerbic Glaswegian in full throttle (his new stand-up DVD is, appropriately, called If I Could Reach Out Through Your TV and Strangle You I Would).

But here’s a taste – bad or good, you decide – of things to come. Enjoy…

4 Responses to “Frankie Says: See You Next Tuesday”

  1. At 10:41 pm on November 30, 2010 Rob wrote:

    Oh Frankie what were you thinking, just totally awful.
    Offensive and crude I can handle and indeed laugh at, but the first episode was terrible, came across as trying far too hard to be as offensive as possible and so loosing the normal shock value you get when you throw in a normally fantastic one liner in the other shows you have been in.
    And the George Michael stuff? been done ages ago and was much funnier.
    Stand up 5/10
    Sketches 0/10

  2. At 11:50 pm on December 22, 2010 moby wrote:

    fantastic – absolutley loved it, well most of it!!

  3. At 1:00 pm on January 12, 2011 AVLution wrote:

    Agree with first comment, I have a limit. Though, having said that, I chose to watch it, no-one forced me and it didn’t cost me anything so…if it pleases your audience, crack on. You can’t please all the people all the time

  4. At 1:17 pm on January 19, 2011 michael wrote:

    When I had very little to smile about in October/November, Frankie Boyle made me laugh out ******* loud. Have Tramadol in my medicine chest…am not tempted to try it.
    One of the funniest things I watched last year, Frankie Boyle is one of my new comic heroes. More More More.
    For the record, should I ever go to watch him live, I will sit nowhere near the stage (or at least within eyeline).

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