Frankie Boyle reunites with BBC iPlayer for US election autopsy
James R | On 20, Oct 2016
Following the success of his Scottish Referendum and General Election Autopsy comedies, Frankie Boyle is reuniting with BBC iPlayer to dissect the 2016 US election.
American Autopsy will see the comedian at his acerbic best doing stand-up, review, discussion and audience interaction – all in an attempt to make sense of the unpredictable, confusing, Donald Trump-filled country that is modern America.
Produced by Zeppotron, the BBC iPlayer exclusive will see Boyle joined by fellow comedians Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe and other experts in front of a live studio audience in Peckham’s Asylum Chapel in London.
The show will dissect the result of the vote on Monday 14th November – just under a week after Americans head to the polls on Tuesday 8th November. Throughout the show, Frankie will make a series of bold and often outrageous statements about the USA before the audience decide whether he’s right or wrong.
Frankie Boyle says it’s “so great to be able to get the band back together with the brilliant Sara Pascoe and Katherine Ryan”.
“We look forward to broadcasting what may, depending on the result, be one of the final comedy shows before a full scale nuclear war,” he adds.
Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content for BBC iPlayer, comments: “We’re thrilled to welcome Frankie Boyle back to BBC iPlayer in this unique entertainment event. As a leading satirist of our time, who better than Frankie to unpack the outcome of the US Presidential Election and the extraordinary events leading up to the most important person on the planet being voted into office?”
Ruth Phillips, Managing Director of Zeppotron, says: “Frankie Boyle isn’t just one of the funniest men in the country – he’s also incredibly well informed – and with the two most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history, we can’t wait to get his take on it all.”
Frankie’s work with BBC iPlayer has proven a hit, with his previous specials attracting over 2 million views and downloads. It’s a mark of how popular the BBC now deems the format that the show will be repeated later in the week on BBC Two.