Francis Martin Patrick Boyle (born 16 August 1972) is a Scottish comedian and writer. He is known for his cynical, surreal, graphic and often controversial sense of humour. Boyle first gained recognition as a permanent panellist on the comedy show Mock the Week from its beginning in June 2005 until his departure in September 2009. After his departure from Mock the Week, Boyle created and starred in the Channel 4 sketch show Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights (2010). He then presented the BBC Two satirical chat show Frankie Boyle's New World Order (2017–present). In 2020, he presented a four part series on BBC Two, Frankie Boyle's Tour of Scotland. He has embarked on a number of stand-up tours, releasing several stand-up specials.