Frankie Boyle will be dissecting 2017 this Christmas, as Frankie Boyle’s New World Order returns for an end-of-year special.
Frankie Boyle’s 2017 New World Order will see the comedian on satirical form, as he combines stand-up, review and discussion with a group of guests, all in an attempt to make mincemeat of the last 12 months.
The special will come as consolation for fans who were saddened to hear that Charlie Brooker’s traditional Wipe show, reviewing the preceding year, has been cancelled due to a lack of time – Brooker has recently completed Season 4 of Black Mirror, which will be released on Netflix this month, and will soon be debuting Philomena Cunk’s first full series, Cunk on Britain, on the BBC.
Boyle says: “I’m so delighted to be doing this show as that little period between Christmas and New Year is something that I’ve always wanted to ruin for everybody.”
Ruth Phillips, Joint Managing Director of the show’s producers, Zeppotron, adds: “From the Brexit fall-out to Weinstein, Trump to Kim Jong Un, 2017 certainly isn’t going to leave Frankie short of things to chew over in his inimitable, provocative, scathingly funny way.”
Alex Moody, Commissioning Editor Comedy at the BBC, says: “After the well-received series run this year it’ll be fascinating – and possibly jaw-dropping – to hear what Frankie and his guests have to say about 2017. His scabrous way of getting beneath the skin of the major stories of the year will be both compelling and hilarious.”