Frankie Boyle lands variety show

Frankie Boyle has landed a new TV show, 'The Boyle Variety Performance', which will see him present his own take on a royal variety event featuring celebrities, comedy and various acts

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Frankie Boyle has landed a new TV show.

The outspoken comedian - whose sketch show 'Tramadol Nights' was axed earlier this year - will present his own variety programme entitled 'Boyle Variety Performance', which will be his own take on a royal variety event and feature celebrities, comedy and various acts, as part of a Funny Fortnight of comedy on Channel 4.

A spokesman told The Sun newspaper: "'The Boyle Variety Performance' is Frankie's unique take on a royal variety event.

"The show will come direct from a London theatre and feature content so cutting-edge and scurrilously funny that no self-respecting royal would dream of attending."

Frankie's new programme - which is due to air in August - will be joined alongside Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer's latest panel show 'Lucky Sexy Winners', which will feature new characters, sketches and "several unexpected anarchic twists along the way", during the two weeks of comedy.

Other shows due to take place during the fortnight will see Harry Hill host a reunion programme and Peter Kay doing a new stand-up show, as well as comedy stars including 'The Inbetweeners' actor Blake Harrison, 'Phonejacker' comic Kayvan Novak and comedienne Morgana Robinson featuring on sketch show 'Them From That Thing'.

Shane Allen, Channel 4's head of comedy, explained: "Funny Fortnight is a chance to celebrate our achievements with a raft of new shows featuring many of the biggest names in British comedy."

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