REVIEW: THE MIGHTY BOOSH
SHOW: The Mighty Boosh CHANNEL: ABC Comedy TIME: Weeknights
NOW, much of what you’re about to read may seem hyperbolic – but I promise you, when I say there is not a single program ever produced that is quite as good as The Mighty Boosh, I mean it.
I fell in love with Noel Fielding’s legendary dry wit after I saw him as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, but honestly, that was only the start.
A copy of the series was gifted to me by my mother – who I thank every day for the magic it injected into my life.
The Mighty Boosh follows the kooky adventures of fashion icon and actual beam of sunlight, Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) and eternally awkward jazz and stationery enthusiast, Howard Moon (Julian Barratt).
Their journeys are often enhanced (for the viewer, anyway) by friends Naboo, a shaman, and Bollo, an actual gorilla, Bollo, their foe, the distinctly creepy Bob Fossil, and countless other whimsical characters.
Even the moon makes regular appearances, it doesn’t add anything to the story but honestly it’s my favourite character.
Other iconic British comedians including Matt Berry, Richard Ayoade and Simon Farnaby have regular appearances.
While the basis of Vince and Howard’s adventures changes throughout the series – as zoo keepers in season one, wannabe musicians in season two and shop keepers in season three – the laughs never stop.
A catchy song number or two is included in every single episode, so prepare to be singing the stupidest of lyrics after you watch.
I’ve honestly never laughed harder than watching this show, particularly the Old Gregg and Yeti episodes.
Some have a strange and dark tone, but are hilarious nonetheless.
Boosh certainly forces you to challenge your accepted understanding of what comedy is, but I promise you’ll enjoy every second of it.
CRIMPING: Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding star as Howard Moon and Vince Noir respectively in the irreverent British comedy.