Theatre bans Frankie Boyle

Comic turned away over Harvey gags

A theatre has banned Frankie Boyle over the jokes he made about Katie Price’s disabled son, Harvey.

The comic had hoped to take his tour, Last Days Of Sodom, to the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff – but bosses turned him away.

Writing on Twitter yesterday he admitted he was not playing a date in Wales because ‘the venue I wanted has wished to protect the delicate people of Wales from my filth. Fannypads.’

A spokesman at the 1,900-seat venue confirmed that they had been approached at the height of the media furore over Boyle’s joke on Tramadol Nights in 2010 – but decided that accepting the booking might compromise its work with disabled people.

A spokesman told the Daily Mirror: ‘Wales Millennium Centre prides itself on its accessibility policies and is home to the Touch Trust, a charity which provides arts activities to people of all ages with the most profound disabilities.

‘In the light of this, and after careful consideration, the centre made a programming decision not to take this booking at that particular time.

‘We wish to emphasise that we offer a broad and eclectic mix of programming and we regularly welcome many of the UK’s leading comedians.’

Published: 14 Feb 2012

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