As a recognised face on every episode of BBC2's Mock the Week, in addition to his appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats, They Think It's All Over, Law of the Playground and FAQ U, Frankie Boyle is an established name in the world of comedy. Frankie leapt onto the circuit in style when he won the Daily Telegraph's Open Mic competition in 1996, before becoming a regular and popular compere at high-profile clubs across the UK. His first performances at the Edinburgh Fringe included headlining The Comedy Zone at the Pleasance and a starring role in 2003 alongside The Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe III (Jim Muir) in a show that won praise from both audiences and critics alike. While Frankie's stand-up career reached new heights, his television work took off. After regular appearances on BBC Scotland's Live Floor Show (for which Frankie was also a writer), Frankie has appeared as a guest on 8 out of 10 Cats, They Think It's All Over, FAQ U and Mock The Week, for which he is best-known. He was also a recent contributor to Channel 4's Law of the Playground in the autumn and will appearing on new panel shows Pants On Fire (BBC1) and Best of Worst (C4) shortly. Alongside his work in front of the camera, Frankie is also a highly-regarded writer. He has written for several series including 8 out of 10 Cats, the UK version of Live Floor Show; 2DTV and 29 Minutes of Fame. He is currently writing and developing two new shows for Channel 4. All of this comes in addition to Frankie's radio work. As well as featuring in Miles Jupp's Radio 4 series, Frankie was also team captain in BBC Radio Scotland's Spin on This and Famous for 5 Minutes. Through the facets of Frankie's career, his live performances stand strong. Last year he enjoyed a hugely successful run at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his solo show 'The Voice of Black America' and he returns in 2007 with an all new-show, 'Morons, I Can Heal You'.