Glasgow International Comedy Festival Review: Frankie Boyle and Friends
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Glasgow International Comedy Festival Review: Frankie Boyle and Friends

As part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the country’s most controversial comedian Frankie Boyle heads up the show with host Fred MacAulay and support acts Jen Brister and Scott Gibson over four nights at The Kings Theatre. Perth comedian MacAulay opens the show, not afraid to tear into members of the crowd including a … Continue reading

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Best to Binge Watch: Father Ted
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Best to Binge Watch: Father Ted

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. Timeless cult classic Father Ted is a quirky, kitschy ‘90s comedy (the brainchild of Graham Linehan who also created The IT Crowd) mixing the self-reflexive with absurdity, slap-stick, and digs at religious scandals and hypocrisies to create a truly original, stand-alone sitcom revived again and again by generations of comedy … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 (TV Review)
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Sophie’s Choice: This Is England ’90 (TV Review)

Sunday night marked the long-awaited and highly-anticipated return of Shane Meadows’ award-winning drama series This Is England; in the form of its last instalment, This Is England ’90. Following on from the film set in 1983 and subsequent drama series set in ‘86 and ‘88, viewers have watched little Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) grow up on … Continue reading

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Comedy Review: Frankie Boyle “Work in Progress” at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow
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Comedy Review: Frankie Boyle “Work in Progress” at The Stand Comedy Club, Glasgow

Every aspect of Boyle’s hilarious routine from: his dry, cold-hearted one liners; to his extravagant and exaggerated assaults on famous figures like David Cameron; to his articulate and eloquent critiques on modern society and politics is like a breath of fresh, maybe slightly pungent, air because Frankie Boyle does something very unique with his comedy, in that he deconstructs the unspoken, mutually-agreed, socially-accepted society of secrecy we live in today and diminishes taboo subjects down to comedy fodder; making sensitive topics and outrageous scandals more accessible and open to conversation. Continue reading

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