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?’
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.