Frankie Boyle to make C4 comeback
Plans for talk show revealed
Frankie Boyle is set to return to Channel 4 with a topical talk show recorded on the night before transmission.
The broadcaster is to film a pilot episode of Frankie Boyle's Rehabilitation Programme in October, despite the trouble the comedian caused them with his joke about Katie Price’s disabled son in his previous series, Tramadol Nights.
Channel 4’s head of comedy Shane Allen joked that the show would be ‘very much like Parkinson or Wogan, but with paedo jokes’.
He added that should the series be commissioned for a full series Boyle’s most ‘horrific bits’ would be cut out before broadcast, and that there would be some counterbalance to the offensive jokes.
He told MediaGuardian: ‘It's capturing him riffing off the audience a bit, with some people challenging what he says. We are just working out how we can best capture that. If Frankie has an opinion about a story, we'd have someone on who maybe had a connection to the story or was an expert.’
The pilot is being made with Zeppotron, the production company behind 8 out of 10 Cats, among others.
Posted: 21 Aug 2011