Police probe Frankie Boyle internet hate

But he's the victim. WTF...

  • ‘If you ask me if I think I'm a cocky cunt, I don't think I am.’ Ricky Gervais.

  • It’s one of their most enduring shows, so when one of the few remaining stars of Dad’s Army dies, you might have hope the BBC would get it right. But when Bill Pertwee died last weekend, BBC News illustrated the news with a picture of his distant cousin Jon, the Doctor Who actor, eagle-eyed journalists at trade magazine Broadcast report. No matter, they changed the picture in time for the 7pm bulletin. To one of John Le Mesurier, who died in 1983.

  • BBC News also seemed to miss a scoop that Kent Online were very excited about this week, concerning comic and actor Ben Miller. ‘Speaking exclusively to Kent Online,’ they gushed, ‘the funnyman  revealed...’ the excitement builds:  ‘...that he would love to visit Faversham.’

  • John Oliver says there are certain drawbacks to living in New York and being on The Daily Show. ‘I get nostalgic for British negativity,’ he tells the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Vietnamese-born Australian comedian Anh Do has been in Berkshire this week – to Morris Dance. It’s for a TV show down under called Anh Does Britain.

    Why blokes get into comedy:

    Alan Davies says the explosion in big-name comedy tours is hitting the local clubs hard, as their possible customers’ ‘comedy spend’ goes on seeing famous people, rather than taking a punt on the sort of venues where they started out. ‘I know a lot of the smaller comedy clubs are finding it difficult at the minute, which is a great shame,’ he said.

  • Frankie Boyle is known for being fairly offensive about other people (His latest contentious tweet was that ‘Angelina Jolie could have raised enough money to cure cancer by going on eBay and auctioning the opportunity to fuck her tits off’) but now he has become the target of internet hate that’s allegedly so serious, police have been called. Police Scotland confirmed on that a complaint relating to online comments directed at the comedian are being investigated.

  • Keith Lemon is turning pop star. He will release his first single, I Wanna Go On You, on Monday. It’s for charity – ITV’s Text Santa appeal – but also happens to tie in with the return of his spoof reality show Lemon La Vida Loca to ITV2 next Thursday.

  • ‘You’re not really a proper comedian until you’ve done a Blackpool show.’ Chris Ramsey.

  • Tweets of the week
    Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell): More TV shows about how lovely sailors are - that would boost the ratings.
    Lydia Botters (@MrLloydSpandex): Japan's flag is like a pie chart of how much of Japan is Japan.
    David Elms (@ davehasmates ): I'm scared to have anal sex with a man in case they reset my factory settings./li>

Published: 31 May 2013

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