Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding

Date of birth: 30-11-1972
Although primarily known as one half of The Boosh with Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding has also maintained an independent career as a stand-up.

He has appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs festival in 1998, and made stand-up appearances on Channel 4 and Five before finding success with The Boosh.

The double-act made their debut at the 1998 Edinburgh and Sydney festivals, earning them the Perrier best newcomer award, and returned to Edinburgh in 1999, when they were nominated for the main award, 2000 and 2001. The 2000 show, Autoboosh, won the equivalent Barry award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Boosh was picked up by Radio4 in 2001 for a series which won the first and only Douglas Adams Award for Innovative Comedy Writing. The show transferred to BBC Three for two series in 2004 and 2005, giving them a cult success that enabled them to embark on a major nationwide tour in 2006.

For his solo work, he won the Time Out Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, while his first live solo show Voodoo Hedgehog was nominated for the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002.

His TV performances as an actor include The IT Crowd, Nathan Barley and Garth Marenghi's Darkplace – all for Channel 4.

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Noel Fielding to voice Matt Groening's new comedy

Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher, and Lucy Montgomery too

Noel Fielding,  Matt Berry, Rich Fulcher and Lucy Montgomery are to provide some of the  voices in a new animated comedy from Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

It means the voice cast of Disenchantment, is something of a Mighty Boosh reunion, if lacking Julian Barratt.

Twenty episodes of the adult animated comedy fantasy series have been ordered for Netflix.

The show is  set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and revolves around the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

Groening, who also  created Futurama, said: ‘Ultimately, Disenchantment will be about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you.’

 Broad City star  Abbi Jacobson plays bean and the rest of the  cast includes Nat Faxon, Eric Andre, John DiMaggio, Billy West –  who  voices Fry, Zoidberg and Professor Farnsworth in Futurama – Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, and Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery

Disenchantment will premiere on Netflix ten episodes at a time, starting in 2018.

Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, said: ‘Matt Groening's brilliant work has resonated with generations around the world and we couldn't be happier to work with him on Disenchantment.

‘The series will bear his trademark animation style and biting wit, and we think it's a perfect fit for our many Netflix animation fans.’

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Published: 26 Jul 2017

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