Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle

Frankie Boyle came to prominence when he won the Daily Telegraph’s Open Mic competition in 1996, launching his stand-up career.

On TV, he has appeared on every episode of BBC Two’s Mock the Week, and has been a familiar face on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, for which he was also a writer, They Think It’s All Over, Law of the Playground and BBC Scotland’s Live Floor Show.Other writing credits include 2DTV and 29 Minute Of Fame.

He has also been a team captain on BBC Radio Scotland’s Spin on This and Famous for 5 Minutes.

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Mo Gilligan, Joe Lycett, Guz Khan and Aisling Bea up for their first Baftas

And Stath Lets Flats scores three nominations

Mo Gilligan, Joe Lycett, Guz Khan and Aisling Bea have all been shortlisted for their first Bafta awards.

Meanwhile Stath Lets Flats has secured three nominations: for best scripted comedy and for both best male comedy actor and best comedy writer for Jamie Demetriou. He was last year nominated in the same acting category. 

Gilligan is up for best entertainment performance for his Channel 4 show alongside Frankie Boyle, Graham Norton  and Lee Mack.

Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back is shortlisted in the features category,  alongside The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing and C4 food series Snackmasters. 

Guz Khan is up for best male comedy performance alongside Demetriou and Ncuti Gatwa for  Sex Education and Youssef Kerkour for Home.

Aisling Bea has been nominated as best breakthrough talent in the ‘craft’ section of the awards for writing This Way Up. She’s up against drama director  Aneil Karia, Sex Education writer  Laurie Nunn and Responsible Child writer Sean Buckley. 

Fleabag continues its award dominance with six nominations, behind only The Crown and Chernobyl,  while Sex Education racked up four.

Meanwhile, nominees for the ‘must-see’ moment, as voted for by the public, include the final scene of Gavin & Stacey and the confessional scene in Fleabag as well as deaths in Coronation Street, Game Of Thrones and Line Of Duty and a Love Island ‘recoupling’.

Peep Show co-creator Jesse Armstrong is nominated in the drama writing section for Succession, which is also up for the international Bafta.

The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony hosted by Richard Ayoade on July 31, airing on BBC One.

Here are the nominees in the comedy-related categories


Derry Girls
​Stath Lets Flats 


Gbemisola Ikumelo for Famalam 
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag 
Sarah Kendall for Frayed 
Sian Clifford for Fleabag


Guz Khan for Man Like Mobeen 
Jamie Demetriou for  Stath Lets Flats 
Ncuti Gatwa for  Sex Education
Youssef Kerkour for Home


Danny Brocklehurst for Brassic 
Jamie Demetriou for Stath Lets Flats 
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag 
Sam Leifer and Tom Basden for Plebs


The Graham Norton Show
The Last Leg 
The Ranganation 


Frankie Boyle for Frankie Boyle’s New World Order 
Graham Norton for The Graham Norton Show 
Lee Mack for Would I Lie To You
Mo Gilligan for The Lateish Show With Mo Gilligan 


Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back 
The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan  
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing 

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Published: 4 Jun 2020

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