The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 17

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #17 – Frankie Boyle Tickets.

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Ingesting Frankie Boyle’s comedy is for me, a guilty pleasure. His shocking and downright horrible humour satiates the beast within. You know, that itchy, grumpy little bastard that would love to slap people that walk slowly, berate teenagers that piss about on the train as if everyone is in on the joke and kill idiotic celebrities in fantastically ironic ways. No? Must just be me then. Nevertheless, listening to Boyle’s jokes and tirades are a cathartic experience in the same way S&M must be for Eton tutors or Formula 1 bosses.

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Having made Mock The Week what it is, Frankie is now focussing on his solo career. His DVD, Frankie Boyle Live was very well received and cemented his status as one of Britain’s most outspoken comedians. It was so successful that even writes for The Sun now for god’s sake! Although I can’t say I approve.

Next year, the Scottish comic will embark on a new nationwide tour. All the details you need can be found here. We’ve got ours already!

And now, with a music choice that would undoubtedly piss Frankie off, I present to you Frankie Boyle look-alikes The Proclaimers, performing their seminal hit, (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles.

Kristian

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