Frankie Boyle review – scorched-earth standup's self-interrogation

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King’s theatre, Glasgow On his first home tour for a decade, Boyle tempered bad-taste gags by trying to decide whether his trademark humour has any worth in extreme times Australian standup Hannah Gadsby’s 2017 show Nanette bagged a clutch of awards, took Netflix by storm and threw down a gauntlet to comedy . Now it’s achieved a still more remarkable feat, by provoking Frankie Boyle to publicly reconsider his scorched-earth sense of humour. Boyle is on his first tour of his native country for a decade, to coincide with the filming of BBC show Frankie Boyle’s Tour of Scotland. Full Power …

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