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Frankie Boyle’s Down’s Syndrome Laugh In

FRANKIE Boyle is the poor man’s Jerry Sadowitz, a comic who prides himself on being edgy and wah-hay, but who works for the BBC’s Mock the Week – a show on which agonists try out for a cub-scout badge in comedy by competitive joke-telling – and has a column in an underground publication called The Sun. Boyle does not take comedy to the limits – he just takes it to the limits of the BBC and the police canteen.

You know it’s a funny, funny FUNNY show because the needy panellists smile a lot and look like they’re telling jokes rather than flying a plane or drinking Terry Waite’s urine.

Lately, Boyle’s been making jokes about people with Down’s Syndrome at Reading’s Hexagon Theatre. In the audience is one Sharon Smith, whose five-year-old daughter Tanzie has Down’s.

Says she on her blog:

“I expected dry, nasty, crude humour, yes, but unimaginative humour poking fun at the stereotype of people with Down’s syndrome was not something that I expected.”

Bloody hell.

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Posted: 9th, April 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)