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Monday 29 June 2015

Never Mind The Mighty Boosh Here's Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding, best known for playing Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh, is proud to have retained his child-like view of the world.

"I think I'm constantly surprised that adults can't deal with illogical things or thing that are weird or psychedelic. I've never really lost that."

Fielding co-wrote The Mighty Boosh with co-star and comedy partner, Julian Barratt. 

He went on to become a team captain on BBC Two music/comedy panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and is a member of the band Loose Tapestries, formed with Kasabian's Sergio Pizzorno.

"When I started doing Buzzcocks, it dawned on me that people had started coming up to me, surprised, saying, "Oh, you're really funny." And I"d be like, "Did you see the Boosh?" And they"d say yes and I"d ask them if they found it funny and they"d say yes. Very weird!

"I think I just always wanted to stake my claim as a comedian in this country." 

Fielding performed regularly as a stand-up comedian during the late 1990s, and appeared repeatedly on the television stand-up showcase Lee Mack's Gas. 

His highly animated stand-up routine included surreal stories, physical comedy, characters, and songs, much like his later work in The Mighty Boosh.

Fielding then met Julian Barratt when he was performing a gig. 

Impressed by Fielding's skill, Barratt offered him a place to perform, and the two went on to form a partnership. 

Feilding said: "I did used to laugh a lot on stage when I did The Mighty Boosh, because I found the situation quite ridiculous and I thought, 'This is quite a weird thing to do in a job.' I mean, in my new show I spend 20 minutes on stage in a chicken suit," 

An Evening With Noel Fielding at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Sunday 13th December 2015. Visit

by: Mike Cobley


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