Date Of Birth: 1973
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.
Noel Fielding Videos
When it comes to comedy, Fielding is in a world of his own. It's a magical fairy world occupied by men with back-to-front ram's legs, and always-looking silver-grey monkeys and ruled by the power of the word 'oblong' - but it's a world nonetheless.
If these ramblings sounds a bit foppish and fey, well they are, but Fielding certainly excels at them; expertly building on the foundations laid by other surreal comics to create a style all of his own.
His attention to detail, and crafted delivery bring out the best of the flighty material, and he radiates a winning air of excited bewilderment. His quirky 'indie rocker' good looks can't do any harm, either.
Sometimes there's not much substance to his imaginings - slipping into the lazy surrealist's shortcut of simply juxtaposing unrelated idea - while those routines with at least one toe in observational reality prove the most effective.
But his is a very, very stylish comic, offering a truly delightful set for those prepared to be bewitched by his charisma, charm, and genuinely warm-hearted humour.Date of review: Oct 2003
2006 live showThe Mighty Boosh Live