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Frankie Boyle dismisses comedy controversy

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Frankie Boyle has dismissed the suggestion that his work is truly controversial.

Talking to the Edinburgh Fringe podcast for The Stand Comedy Club, the former Mock The Week regular claimed that very few people actually complain about his material.

Boyle said: "There's not been any controversy in terms of gigs. I've done this to 100,000 people on the tour so far - this new tour - and almost no complaints, maybe two or three.

"If people want to pretend that that's controversial so they can write a s**t story about it without f**king leaving their desk then fine. But no-one finds it controversial, I don't think."

He confirmed that his upcoming Channel 4 show Tramadol Nights will air from the end of November after Peep Show and be a "mental as possible" mix of stand-up material and sketches.

When it was suggested that material in the show pushed boundaries, Boyle responded: "I don't really f**king buy all that stuff, because whose boundaries? It's like the f**king boundaries of what you're allowed to say in polite society or something, which is like an operetta almost.

"There's nobody in that room there that would be f**king offended by anything and we would struggle to find someone in the street who'd be offended by any of it - admittedly we're in Glasgow.

"There's this thing of some mythical f**king society or average viewer somewhere that's going to be p*ssed off. I think people will find it funny, if they find it. F**k knows if they will or not."

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