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BBC Censors Hefty Jokes About Royal Family

Charity Performance by Frankie Boyle as Too Much

Last week, a Comic Relief Charity took place and was aired by the BBC. The show was supposed to draw attention to the drug and alcohol problems in the UK and the revenue goes to addiction programs. Among the guests were Russell Brand, Noel Gallagher, Jimmy Carr and the Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle. And the latter might have performed a bit too much because the BBC decided to completely cut his 5-minute piece. Since there was just an hour time for the TV station to air the program, they might have not had enough time to apply surgically precise cuts, allowing at least a little bit of Boyle's gags to stay on board.

The reason for that were too many and too crude jokes about the royal family. Especially gags referring to the Queen who Boyle said should have died last year and skits about the pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were in the crossfire. But they were not the only targets of the comedian, who also attacked the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend.

The audience didn't receive the jokes too well but Boyle, the provocateur, was conscious of that. Comic Relief had this to say:

"We appreciate that not all the personalities who take part in our campaign are to everyone’s taste, and hope that our supporters haven’t been offended and continue to support Red Nose Day."

 

Release: Mar 10, 2013 - Author: Imbor Ed - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: u.a. Telegraph

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