Boyle sprang to fame on the BBC2 topical panel show Mock The Week, and was censured by the BBC Trust after an episode in which he described Olympic Swimmer Rebecca Adlington as "someone who's looking at themselves in the back of a spoon".
He also caused controversy with a joke about the Queen in which he suggested she might say: "I'm now so old that my pussy is haunted", and an appearance on the BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal in which he compared Palestine to a cake being "punched to pieces by a very angry Jew".
The unapologetically offensive comedian appeared to meet his match at a standup gig earlier this year when the mother of a child with Down's syndrome objected to a routine in which he mocked people with the condition. Boyle was later said to have described it as "the most excruciating moment of my career".
Boyle quit Mock the Week last year and went on to have a surprise bestseller with his memoir, My Shit Life So Far. He has since performed to more than 100,000 people on a 113-date UK tour called I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You in the Face. His Channel 4 show is expected to begin in November in a late-night slot.
Boyle told the Sun the show was "originally called Deal With This, Retards, but for some reason they just felt, I don't know, that maybe advertisers would get put off".