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December 31, 2010 14 comments

Comedian Frankie Boyle is in trouble again!

During a routine on his Channel 4 show Tramadol Nights the star said, “The Commonwealth Games were originally called The Empire Games, it basically started out as a huge slave race.” Adopting a posh voice he added: “William, I think my niggers are quicker than yours.”

In a previous stand-up routine, Boyle discussed how news reports always considered British lives more valued than foreign ones. He said, ‘What gets me is our callousness as a society when we read out our dead on the news first, because our lives are more important. Other people’s aren’t worth as much.’ Boyle then mimicked a newsreader to add, ‘A bomb went off in Kandahar today, killing two British servicemen, three UN relief workers and a whole bunch of Pakis.’

Later he said: ‘The Ministry of Defence? At least in the old days we were honest, it was The Ministry of War.’ He then adopted the tone of a receptionist to say: ‘Hello Ministry of War, department of nigger-bombing, how can I help?’

Advertisers including Nestle and L’Oreal had pulled their commercials after being disgusted by Boyle’s jokes featuring racist language.


Frankie’s brand of satire is just too much at times. Nobody is safe.  However there is truth in what he said about the Commonwealth Games and The Ministry of Defence.

I don’t foresee Channel 4 commissioning a second series of Tramadol Nights.

Check out Frankie in action during his Mock Of The Week Days. Warning – Don’t press play if easily offended.

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